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navi
Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:36:43 PM
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Are these sentences correct:

1) I was playing badly from lack of concentration.
2) I was playing badly from a stiff neck.
3) I was playing badly from a hurt ankle.

Gratefully,
Navi
FounDit
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 10:27:51 AM

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navi wrote:
Are these sentences correct:

1) I was playing badly from (a) lack of concentration.
2) I was playing badly from a stiff neck.
3) I was playing badly from a hurt ankle.

Gratefully,
Navi


They would be understood, but "because of" or "as a result of" would make them more clear, and be a better word choice. In casual conversation, however, most people would understand that "from" means those things.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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