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instead asking me to

Post by azz » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:07 am

Can one say

a. He didn't drive and instead asked me to.
b. He didn't drive, instead asking me to.

c. He was too much of a coward to go talk to the manager, and instead asked me to.
d. He was too much of a coward to go talk to the manager, instead asking me to.

?

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Re: instead asking me to

Post by Bobinwales » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:24 pm

Yes, but they are ungainly.
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Re: instead asking me to

Post by tony h » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:17 pm

It seems to me that b and d are rather nonsensical with the "instead asking". "Instead asked" would work.
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