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    My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely.

    "I started my training long before the competition. My studies, hobbies and other activities were not important to me anymore. I was determined to win.
    My practice usually started in the morning and continued until late in the afternoon. My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely."

    Can the following be used as an alternative version of the bold part?
    My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, practicing so intensely.

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Is this your own writing?

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Is this your own writing?
    No. It was written by a teacher. I wanted to use participle in the last sentence.

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    I would omit the comma before the participle.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    It was written by a teacher.
    Not for the first time, sania-baharat, always tell us in post #1 the source of any text you quote, please.

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would omit the comma before the participle.
    My parents got worried that I might hurt myself practicing so intensely.

    In this way, it seems like "hurt somebody doing something". We always seperate participles with ",".

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    hurt yourself doing something: Don’t hurt yourself exercising.

    Source: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/...british/hurt_1
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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Is my version wrong?

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    Re: My parents got worried that I might hurt myself, as I was practicing so intensely

    Why do you want a comma there?
    I am not a teacher.

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