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Luker4
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:47:17 AM

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correct right ? :)

Although the food looked disgusting, it was actually quite tasty --> Disgusting as did the food look, it was actually quite tasty.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:12:15 AM

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I'd rephrase it as:

As disgusting the food looked, it was actually quite tasty.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
ChrisKC
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:44:01 AM

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Luker4 wrote:
correct right ? :)

Although the food looked disgusting, it was actually quite tasty --> Disgusting as did the food look, it was actually quite tasty.


Although our previous respondent has offered an alternative that is quite correct, I see nothing wrong with yours - the first sentence I mean.
pjharvey
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:44:21 AM
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Disgusting as the food looked, it was actually quite tasty.
Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:33:04 AM
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pjharvey wrote:
Disgusting as the food looked, it was actually quite tasty.

Yes.

Not "as did the food look". That construction is used to indicate a similarity between two items, where the same predicate applies to both of them, e.g:

The room looked disgusting, as did the food.
Saturn is a giant planet, as is Jupiter.
Luker4
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:09:18 AM

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thanks :)))

Have a look at these:


Pleasent as the weather seemed, not many people decided to go out.


Expensive as the new model was, it was actually a piece of garbage.


Loud as the lecturer tried to be, people sitting at the back couldn't hear him.



these are correct right ? :)


Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:51:03 AM
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Luker4 wrote:
Pleasant as the weather seemed, not many people decided to go out.

Expensive as the new model was, it was actually a piece of garbage.

Loud as the lecturer tried to be, people sitting at the back couldn't hear him.


I would say these are all grammatically correct, but this construction does not sound so natural where the two clauses have different subjects, as in the first and third examples above (subjects indicated in bold).
leonAzul
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:07:00 AM

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Luker4 wrote:
correct right ? :)

Although the food looked disgusting, it was actually quite tasty --> Disgusting as did the food look, it was actually quite tasty.


Just a quick note: It is grammatically possible to write "Disgusting as the food did look…" — which could be more emphatic — yet please note the word order.


"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:12:36 PM

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Some of you are close... but mot quite there.
Try this, instead: As disgusting as the food looked, it was actually quite tasty.
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