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    #1

    with his impressive height and weight

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) With his impressive height and weight, he was hired to do the job.
    2) He was hired to do the job with his impressive height and weight.
    3) He was hired to do the job, with his impressive height and weight.


    Can one tell if he was hired in spite of his impressive height and weight or because of them?

    And are these correct:

    4) With his impressive height and weight, I noticed him.
    5) I noticed him with his impressive height and weight.
    6) I noticed him, with his impressive height and weight.

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    Re: with his impressive height and weight

    None of them work for me.

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    #3

    Re: with his impressive height and weight

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    None of them work for me.
    Is it because of the strange collocations? It seems 'impressive weight loss' is alright, but 'impressive weight' is rarely used. Also, how would one define 'impressive'?

    navi tasan, I think the sentence will have more information when you say something like: 'At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, he can hardly go unnoticed.' I don't know how I can keep your sentence pattern (The 'I noticed him' part) though.

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    Re: with his impressive height and weight

    They don't work for me, not because of what's being said, but because of how it's being said.

    I just assumed the person was being hired specifically because they were going to do a job where impressive height and weight would be valued, such as being a bouncer.

    The use of the word "with" in each sentence seems wrong. I would naturally use "because of" or "due to" instead, and even then some of the sentences seem unnatural.

    Mike might have a different reason as to why the sentences don't work for him.

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    #5

    Re: with his impressive height and weight

    The problem is with for me too.

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    #6

    Re: with his impressive height and weight

    My problem was with "with". "Because" would have helped a lot.

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