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    Despite turning eighty, Anna

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct. Is it correct not use "she" after "and"?

    Despite turning eighty, Anna had decided to keep fit and started dancing salsa.

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    Re: Despite turning eighty, Anna

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.
    I would say, e.g., "and took up salsa dancing" instead of "and started dancing salsa".
    I would also change "had decided to keep fit" to, e.g., "was determined to be/stay".

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Is it correct not to use "she" after "and" in the above?
    Yes, there's no need for "she" in the above.

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    Re: Despite turning eighty, Anna

    If you write "despite being eighty", it would mean she decided when she was eighty. "Turning eighty" would signal the decision was perhaps made before.

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