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    Exclamation Which one is correct?

    Which one is correct:

    However wretched and piteous he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.

    Or:

    However wretched and piteous as he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasneemspring View Post
    Which one is correct:

    However wretched and piteous he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.

    Or:

    However wretched and piteous as he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.
    Your first sentence is correct.

    However, if you were to replace the word "however" at the beginning of the sentence with "as", you would need the second "as":

    As wretched and piteous as he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your first sentence is correct.

    However, if you were to replace the word "however" at the beginning of the sentence with "as", you would need the second "as":

    As wretched and piteous as he is, he never hesitates in admitting his faults.

    So, I understand from this that the second sentence is totally wrong or what?

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasneemspring View Post
    So, I understand from this that the second sentence is totally wrong or what?
    Your original second sentence is incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Can I say

    Wretced and piteous as he is, ................ ?

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