Being stony-faced/stony-faced, he asked for my ID.

jiamajia

Senior Member
Mandarin
Being stony-faced, the cop asked for my driver's license.
Stony-faced, the cop asked for my driver's license.

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Is the first sentence good English? Thank you.
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It is grammatically correct, but the meaning is strange.
    It suggests that he asked for your driver's licence because he was stony-faced. That seems very unlikely.
    If you want simply to say that he was stony-faced as he asked for your licence then use the second sentence.
     
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