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    #1

    In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    'In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.'


    'In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight the way she usually does.'

    Are both right?
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    #2

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    So shall I assume they both are correct?
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    #3

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Do wait at least a couple of hours before bumping your post or jumping to conclusions. Some of us are having lunch in my part of the world.

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    #4

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    So shall I assume they both are correct?
    They are both incorrect. Add in after "is" and they're both possible. With that change, number two will be the better one.
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    #5

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    They are both incorrect. Add in after "is" and they're both possible. With that change, number two will be the better one.
    There is "in" at the beginning of the sentence. Is there a need for a second one?

    In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight the way she usually does
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    You could say:

    In her current state of frustration she cannot fight as she usually does.
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    #7

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You could say:

    In her current state of frustration she cannot fight as she usually does.
    But wouldn't that imply there are more than one states of frustration and she is in one of them?
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    #8

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    But wouldn't that imply there are more than one states of frustration and she is in one of them?
    It means she's currently feeling frustrated, nothing more.
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    #9

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    There is "in" at the beginning of the sentence. Is there a need for a second one?

    In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight the way she usually does
    Yes. It's incorrect as written. Adding "in" again won't make it a particularly good sentence, but it wouldn't look wrong to me.
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    #10

    Re: In the state of frustration she currently is, she cannot fight as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    But wouldn't that imply there is more than one state of frustration and she is in one of them?
    Nope
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