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    Tiring

    Hi everyone,

    I'm reading a Football newspaper article about two Football players Vardy and Ulloa.

    "Leonardo Ulloa replaced a tiring Vardy".

    It means Vardy is tired ? or something else?.

    Is it correct to say "Leonardo Ulloa replaced a tired Vardy?.

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    Re: Tiring

    'Tiring' means he was getting tired. Vardy had been in the game a long time, and his team needed a player who was well rested. Vardy could have continued, but it was thought better to put someone else in.

    "Leonardo Ulloa replaced a tired Vardy." is not incorrect grammatically, but it means something a bit different.

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    Re: Tiring

    Thanks J&K,

    What does "a tired Vardy" mean ?

    Anyway I understood your explanation about tiring Vardy.

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    Re: Tiring

    A tired Vardy = He was (already) tired.
    A tiring Vardy = He was in the process of becoming tired.
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    Re: Tiring

    Dariog, as much as I love football (AE soccer), there's no reason to capitalise it when it's not part of a name or tiltle.

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