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    Coming from a broken home

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Coming from a broken home, Bea was at a disadvantage from the beginning. But thanks to her strong will she went to university and became a teacher.

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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    From the beginning of what?
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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    I meant to write "from the beginning of her life", and believed I could omit "of her life."

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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    Had her parents separated/divorced by the day she was born?
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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    No. Her parents separated in her childhood.

    Should I write instead like this?

    Bea was at a disadvantage from her childhood.

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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    Bea had been at a disadvantage since the age of X.

    You might want to bear in mind that being from a broken home isn't necessarily a disadvantage.
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    Re: Coming from a broken home

    I'd use a comma after "will" in that sentence.

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