[Grammar] tired

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Tired, I stayed at home not doing anything.

I am uncertain about whether this contracted part, "Tired," would be correct or not.

Would you confirm it, please?
 

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Tired, I stayed at home not doing anything.

I am uncertain about whether this contracted part, "Tired," is correct or not.

Would you confirm it, please?

I get it (the intended meaning), but I don't like it much. I would say:

I was tired, so I took it easy and didn't do much. (Or something like that.)
 

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Thanks.
I was trying to use "participle phrase."
What I tried to ask is when I use the participle phrase, if the phrase consists of a single word like the example I gave, whether it is right or not.
 

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Well, if you're going to ask the question that way it seems more up jutfrank's alley.

I have at times used it as a one-word sentence, thus: "Tired." ("I'm tired.") That's the kind of thing you might say in a text message, for example. That's not what you're asking about though.
 

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Tired, I stayed at home not doing anything.
I am uncertain about whether this contracted part, "Tired," would be correct or not.
It is grammatically correct, but rather formal.

This construction tends to be used with s'tronger' states/actions than 'tired', for example:

Exhausted, she collapsed in the doorway.
Terrified, Paul ran from the forest.
 

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By they way, what does " jutfrank's alley" mean?
 

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By they way, what does "jutfrank's alley" mean?

Tarheel was thinking that perhaps I could answer your question.
 

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By they way, what does "up jutfrank's alley" mean?

You only quoted part of the relevant phrase. When we say that something is "up someone's alley", it means that it is to their liking or within their area of expertise.
 
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