Though tired

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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