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pronoun before main-clause?

It being interesting, I read the book at a sitting.

Can "it (=the book)" be put before the main clause as in the sentence above?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Grammatically, you can do that. But it's not the best way to communicate. It forces the reader to hold information to find out what the pronoun represents later. There is grammar, and there is style. Things that are grammatically ok can be stylistically very bad. 

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    2 months ago

    Yes, you can.  BUT I think the sentence reads better as:

    "Being interesting, I read the book in a sitting."

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