Have I used the phrase "Coming as it does" correctly in this context?

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Senior Member
India - Malayalam
A person, whose scholarship I greatly admire, writes to me approvingly of a piece I’ve written.

Could I tell him, “Coming as it does from you, I take it as a compliment”? Meaning, his approval is a matter of great importance to me.

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, that’s fine. But it would be better with “as it does” enclosed in commas. It’s a non-essential addition to the statement. In fact, I wouldn’t add it at all.
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