Student or Learner
I am new to this forum and hope someone can help me on this.
Owing to his excellent performance in the finals, Alan won the competition.
Owing to Alan's excellent performance in the finals, he won the competition.
I am 100% sure that sentence 1 is correct, and I am pretty sure that sentence 2 is incorrect, but I cannot tell exactly why it is wrong. Or is it just not that good but correct?
Thanks for help in advance!