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    Default Disabled as Paul was

    Disabled as Paul was, he tried his best to finish the task.
    I was told the sentence is wrong. Would you please tell me why?


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    It suggests that his disability was the cause of the effort and it might sound better if you used a pronoun in the first part and the name in the second:
    Despite his disability, Paul tried his best to finish the task.

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    The first version is coherent, but a little awkward. Tdol's version works better.

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    You could also use 'though' in place of 'as', but I still prefer Tdol's version.

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    I agree with the others, but I would say:
    Despite his disability, Paul did his best to finish the task.

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    Quote Originally Posted by henz988 View Post
    Disabled as Paul was, he tried his best to finish the task.
    I was told the sentence is wrong. Would you please tell me why?


    Many thanks in advance.

    I am curious to know If the given sentence is correct or wrong?

    Experts I am waiting for your answer

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    Default Re: Disabled as Paul was

    It's grammatical, but it's not clear. Hence all the rewrites.

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