Dear teachers,

Are there many ways to say like this?

1. Though she was tired, she was happy.

2. Tired as she was, she was happy.

In (1) can I leave out the first "she was" because there are two "she was" and I want to shorten the sentence but still keep its meaning. 

1. a. Though tired, she was happy.

Please tell me if it's correct.

Thanks. 

 

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cocoricot posted:
1. Though she was tired, she was happy.

2. Tired as she was, she was happy. [. . .]
1. a. Though tired, she was happy.

Hello, Coco,

Yes, all three of your sentences are correct. The structure in (2) works with both "as" and "though"; that is, you can also say, "Tired though she was, she was happy." While you're considering the many options, you might also consider this:

(3) Despite being tired, she was happy.

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