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    Default As big a man as he is

    As big a man as he is, Mr. Hennessey is dwarfed by the rusted metal, old wood and mounds of bluestone scrap of his past.
    Can we say "Big man as he is" instead of "As big a man as he is"?
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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    As ... as
    "Big man as he is"
    "As big a man as he is"

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    What is bluestone scrap of his past?

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    What is bluestone scrap of his past?
    I have no idea. What was the context in which you read this?

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    As big a man as he is, Mr. Hennessey is dwarfed by the rusted metal, old wood and mounds of bluestone scrap of his past.
    Can we say "Big man as he is" instead of "As big a man as he is"?
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    You can say "Big man though he is, ..."

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can say "Big man though he is, ..."
    as (ALTHOUGH) Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    conjunction
    although:
    Angry as he was, he couldn't help smiling.

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    as (ALTHOUGH) Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
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    although:
    Angry as he was, he couldn't help smiling.
    Not the same

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    Default Re: As big a man as he is

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Not the same
    What's the difference, please?

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