Lee hurt his foot

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Hi,


Is the combination of the following sentences correct?

1) Lee hurt his foot. He stopped.
Hurting his foot, Lee stopped.

2) He was asked to deliver a speech. He cut a sorry figure.
He was asked to deliver a speech but he cut a sorry figure.
 

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Is this homework?
 

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Is the combination of the following sentences correct?

1) Lee hurt his foot. He stopped.
Hurting his foot, Lee stopped.

2) He was asked to deliver a speech. He cut a sorry figure.
He was asked to deliver a speech but he cut a sorry figure.

1) is acceptable. It shows a cause and an effect. We assume Lee stopped because he hurt his foot.
2) doesn't work. There's not a strong enough logical relationship to combine those two ideas into one sentence.
 
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