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  1. Member
    English Teacher
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    #1

    Smile sentence correction

    Dear teacher,

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    As a student, my life revolves mainly around school.

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    Harmless drudge
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    #2

    Re: sentence correction

    There are teachers who would object to this on the grounds that the main clause is mis-related - after the opening 'As a student' you "should" (according to them) use 'I' as the subject of the main clause: you could say, for example, 'Being a student, I have a life that ...'. Alternatively you could use 'as a student' to qualify 'life': "My life as a student revolves..."

    Not all teachers insist on this when there is no obstacle to understanding. I imagine most examination boards do though!

    b

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