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    #1

    With the awkwardness in the room

    Which are correct:
    1) With the awkwardness in the room, I really wanted to leave.
    2) With the awkwardness, I really wanted to leave.

    3) I really wanted to leave, with the awkwardness in the room.
    4) I really wanted to leave, with the awkwardness.

    I don't like '2' and '4'. The 'with' phrase seems too short somehow.

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    #2

    Re: With the awkwardness in the room

    I prefer 1 & 3, but because/due would work better for me.

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    #3

    Re: With the awkwardness in the room

    Would you care to elaborate what awkwardness you are talking about?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: With the awkwardness in the room

    I also would prefer "because of".

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    #5

    Re: With the awkwardness in the room

    I am not a teacher.

    I think they would sound more natural if you were to insert 'all' before 'the awkwardness'. This would improve 2 and 4, but I'd still prefer 1 and 3.

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    #6

    Re: With the awkwardness in the room

    I agree with the other comments but I would find it much more natural as "The awkwardness in the room made me really want to leave".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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