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    transforming a sentence into a participle phrase

    My parents proposed that he and I open and run a Japanese restaurant together, mentioning the Japanese food cooking certificate I had.

    Hi,

    I am trying to insert the below sentence at the beginning of the sentence above after transforming it into a participle phrase .

    "My parent couldn't stand my husband loafing around with no jobs for a long time."

    Below is what I have provisionally settled for but I don't think the phrase accurately conveys the nuance of "the parents not being able to stand him"

    Having seen my husband loafing around with no jobs for a long time,


    Would there be better ideas?


    Additionally, would there be a better substitute for "for a long time" which sounds a bit awkward in the sentence?

    Thanks

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    "Unable to stand my layabout husband anymore....."

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    Re: transforming a sentence into a participle phrase

    Unable to stand my jobless husband loafing around,

    Unable to stand watching my jobless husband loafing around,

    What about this one?
    Last edited by rainous; 13-Dec-2011 at 06:37.

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    Re: transforming a sentence into a participle phrase

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    Of the two, I'd go for the first one. Brevity is the soul of wit prose.

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