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s21d
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 12:34:53 PM
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Everyone knows him by name in his locality.

This sentence is followed by these below mentioned structures. Kindly tell me which one is correct or are both of them correct.

1.Famous personality as he is.
2.Such a famous personality as he is.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 2:40:34 PM

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s21d wrote:
Everyone knows him by name in his locality.

This sentence is followed by these below mentioned structures. Kindly tell me which one is correct or are both of them correct.

1.Famous personality as he is.
2.Such a famous personality as he is.


I think both could be used, but my preference would be the first one. Also, in my opinion, and as fragments, they should be attached with a semi-colon to the original sentence to be correct.

Everyone knows him by name in his locality; famous personality as he is.
Everyone knows him by name in his locality; such a famous personality as he is.
Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 2:55:26 PM

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The first is better - but we used to say - 'He's world famous in Dundalk" (or some other small town) - meaning he THOUGHT he was famous Drool
Briton
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 6:06:38 PM
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I'm not sure I'd use either.

I'd say:-

Everyone knows him by name in his locality; famous personality that he is.






Apsu
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 11:29:19 PM
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I agree with Briton, including his use of "that" over "as", only I'd use a comma not a semi-colon. This situation does not involve a second independent clause nor any other condition justifying a semi-colon. I'd almost call it a comma of apposition, as though you're renaming or redefining the subject. I'm just not expert enough to declare that definitively. The semi-colon is going to make you appear overly formal without justification.
Briton
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:13:13 PM
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I agree Apsu. My first instinct was to use a comma, but as I was unsure I followed the lead of previous posters.

Shame on me.
Apsu
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:41:09 PM
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Briton wrote:
I agree Apsu. My first instinct was to use a comma, but as I was unsure I followed the lead of previous posters.

Shame on me.


Thanks for having my back, and no shame at all in admitting an error. More should have such dignity :)

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