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    to his credit

    Though he has a limp to his credit, he managed to win the running race.
    Though he has a limp, to his credit he managed to win the running race.


    What is the difference in the meaning of the above sentences?


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    Re: to his credit

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Though he has a limp to his credit, he managed to win the running race.
    Though he has a limp, to his credit he managed to win the running race.


    What is the difference in the meaning of the above sentences?
    "To someone's credit" = deserving praise and merit

    The first says that part of his person is a limp, and yet he won the race. It is a meaningless sentence, since it is not possible to have a limp to your credit.

    The second sentence says that he won the race, even though he was afflicted with a limp.

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