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    rosagold is offline Newbie
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    rewriting a sentence

    Rewrite the sentence using the link words a) although b) but

    As troubling as regrettable actions might be initially, when people look back on their lives, it seems to be their regrettable failures to act that stand out.

    a) Although, initially, the actions might be troubling and regrettable, when people look back on their lives, it seems to be their regrettable failures to act that stand out.

    b) Initially, the actions might be troubling and regrettable but, when people look back on their lives, it seems to be their regrettable failures to act that stand out

    Am I correct?

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    Re: rewriting a sentence

    You changed the actions phrase about and it doesn't have the original meaning for me. I would stick to regrettable actions might be troubling- those actions we regret trouble us at first, but in retrospect it is the times that we failed to act that stand out.

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    rosagold is offline Newbie
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    Re: rewriting a sentence

    Thank you very much, I have to say that I realise now that I did not understand well the meaning of the sentence.

    It is clear now, and you are right.

    Thanks a lot

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