[Grammar] adverbial clause

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wentingchen123

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I am just not sure which sentence is right.

1) Hard as a diamond is, it is quite easy to drill a hole in it with laser.

2) Hard as is a diamond, it is quite easy to drill a hole in it with laser.


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How about this one? Is it correct? I saw it from a grammer book.

Difficult as was the work, they finished it in time.
 
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The first is correct.
 

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Perhaps "Hard as diamond is..."
 

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Thanks! how about this one? Is it correct?

Difficult as was the work, they finished it in time.
 

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That construction/word order was wrong in your first post. What makes you think it will be correct now?
 

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Thanks for the clarification. I was just trying to make sure.
 
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