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    From a shy and insecure boy

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    From a shy and insecure boy, Peter grew into a self-confident and assertive politician.

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    "From a shy and insecure boy" doesn't work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    Would it work to write like this:

    Out of a shy and insecure boy, Peter grew into...

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    No.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    If you start with "Peter grew from a shy and insecure boy into a ..." it works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    I agree. The original sentence proposed by the OP may not be elegant, but it clearly works.

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    Re: From a shy and insecure boy

    It sounds better by adding "being" but the OP totally gets the message across.

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