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    adverbial clause

    I am just not sure which sentence is right.

    1) Hard as a diamond is, it is quite easy to drill a hole in it with laser.

    2) Hard as is a diamond, it is quite easy to drill a hole in it with laser.


    THANKS ALL!
    How about this one? Is it correct? I saw it from a grammer book.

    Difficult as was the work, they finished it in time.
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    Re: adverbial clause

    The first is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: adverbial clause

    Perhaps "Hard as diamond is..."

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    Re: adverbial clause

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Perhaps "Hard as diamond is..."
    That works too. Also "Hard as diamonds are, it's easy to drill holes in them with a laser".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: adverbial clause

    Thanks! how about this one? Is it correct?

    Difficult as was the work, they finished it in time.

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    Re: adverbial clause

    That construction/word order was wrong in your first post. What makes you think it will be correct now?
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    Re: adverbial clause

    Thanks for the clarification. I was just trying to make sure.

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