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Is this sentence correct?

Being unable to type the letter, the boss fired me.

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Seems fine; although the comma might be superfluous.
So would that mean that the comma is a comma splice and I should not use the comma?
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I disagree with hitchhiker. In my view, the sentence is not correct.
Being unable to type the letter, the boss fired me.


As it stands, this implies that the boss was unable to type a letter, and so he fired you. I assume that your intention is to imply that you were unable to type a letter, in which case the sentence should be:

Being unable to type the letter, I was fired by the boss.

("by the boss" is superfluous, of course. Who else could fire you?).

BUT ... even THIS version is still wrong. Because "being unable to type" is an in-progress action. You need a completed action. So it should be one of:

1. Having failed to type the letter, I was fired by the boss.
2. Having failed to type the letter, I was fired.

Rommie
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pretty harsh boss!
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I am working on a letter. Which sounds better?

And I want to wish you all of life's blessings on your First Communion Day.

or

And I want to wish you all of life's blessings on this, your First communion Day.
The second sounds classier to me -- but without the boldface and underline -- and use the same capitalization you used in the first one.

CJ
RommieI disagree with hitchhiker. In my view, the sentence is not correct.
Being unable to type the letter, the boss fired me.

As it stands, this implies that the boss was unable to type a letter, and so he fired you. I assume that your intention is to imply that you were unable to type a letter, in which case the sentence should be:

Being unable to type the letter, I was fired by the boss.

("by the boss" is superfluous, of course. Who else could fire you?).

BUT ... even THIS version is still wrong. Because "being unable to type" is an in-progress action. You need a completed action. So it should be one of:

1. Having failed to type the letter, I was fired by the boss.
2. Having failed to type the letter, I was fired.

Rommie
I agree. Perhaps, another alternative is "being unable to type the letter [was the reason] my boss fired me".
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