Afraid without to be

Hello everybody!!! Today I saw very strange sentence.
AFRAID, I turned and ran back to the door.
I know that the word AFRAID must be using with TO BE( am , is , were). Is Using AFRAID in this sentence correct? I couldn’t find out it. :frowning:
Many thanks in advance.

Hi Ariadna,

Your sentence is correct, it’s a shortened version of ‘Being afraid, I turned and ran back …’ or ‘I was afraid and ran back …’[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Climbing up the career ladder[YSaerTTEW443543]

Can I write the shortened version doing an exam work?
Ariadna. :roll:

Yes, it’s standard English.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: A man in a wheelchair[YSaerTTEW443543]

Ariadna :stuck_out_tongue: