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Dropping the first "as" in adjective comparison

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:23 pm
by sadragalaxy
Instead of "as confident as I was back then" can I use "Confident as I was back then" ?
how about this one : "Gifted with confidence as I was from an early age," instead of "As gifted...

Re: Dropping the first "as" in adjective comparison

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:06 am
by Joe
sadragalaxy wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Confident as I was back then... :ok:
Gifted with confidence as I was from an early age,... :ok:
Both are possible.