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    Lee hurt his foot

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    Is the combination of the following sentences correct?

    1) Lee hurt his foot. He stopped.
    Hurting his foot, Lee stopped.

    2) He was asked to deliver a speech. He cut a sorry figure.
    He was asked to deliver a speech but he cut a sorry figure.

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    Re: Lee hurt his foot

    Is this homework?

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    #3

    Re: Lee hurt his foot

    No.

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    Re: Lee hurt his foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Is the combination of the following sentences correct?

    1) Lee hurt his foot. He stopped.
    Hurting his foot, Lee stopped.

    2) He was asked to deliver a speech. He cut a sorry figure.
    He was asked to deliver a speech but he cut a sorry figure.
    1) is acceptable. It shows a cause and an effect. We assume Lee stopped because he hurt his foot.
    2) doesn't work. There's not a strong enough logical relationship to combine those two ideas into one sentence.

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