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    A soldier or as a soldier

    Please look at the following two sentences:
    1. A soldier of proved valor, he was entrusted the defense of the city.
    2. As a soldier of proved valor, he was entrusted the defense of the city.

    Are both of the sentences correct? Is there any difference in them?

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    Re: A soldier or as a soldier

    The "as" is optional. There is a problem with your sentences. He was entrusted with the defense of the city.

    I would use "proven" instead of "proved." It sounds better and flows more easily to me. Others will differ.

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    Re: A soldier or as a soldier

    Hi Dave, thank you. The sentence was passed to me by a colleague. I sensed that the word entrusted might need a with, but he said it was an original one from a book he was reading. About proved or proven, I need to study more about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The "as" is optional. There is a problem with your sentences. He was entrusted with the defense of the city.

    I would use "proven" instead of "proved." It sounds better and flows more easily to me. Others will differ.

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    Re: A soldier or as a soldier

    Proved vs. proven - Grammarist

    This has a pretty decent comment. In general, in BrE they make a distinction between the verb tense and the adjective use. In AmE we tend to use "proven" for all cases.

    In your sentence, it is an adjective so I think both British and Americans would agree that "proven" is the more common word here.

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