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    Hi fellows, I wonder if these sentences are ANY correct , please make you own general opinon if these below can be understandable in any way. Have you ever met with kinds of these down beneath:

    She had watched a video after the children went to bed.
    He had gone to New York after stopped with school.
    He had gone to the pool after bought swimsglasses.

    He had gone to the pool after buying swimsglasses.

    Is it sound awful?

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    Default Re: Most correct tenses forms

    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixJohn View Post
    Hi fellows, I wonder if any of these sentences are ANY correct , please make give your own general opinon if these below can be are understandable in any way. Have you ever met with kinds of these down beneath:

    She had watched a video after the children went to bed. OK but simple present (watched) would be better unless another past action ocurred e.g. "...and then went to bed herself".
    He had gone to New York after stopped with finishing school. Same comment as above.
    He had gone to the pool after bought swimsglasses. No, but "after he bought" would be OK.
    He had gone to the pool after buying swimsglasses. OK

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    Default Re: Most correct tenses forms

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    simple present (watched) would be better
    Typo. Bill meant to write simple past (watched) would be better

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    Default Re: Most correct tenses forms

    It would really help to know the purpose of the past perfect in these sentences.
    Why not 'She watched a video after the children had gone to bed', if the author insists on perfect forms?
    What's wrong with 'He has gone to New York after finishing (dropping out of?) school' or simply 'He went to New York after school'?

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