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    Before going to England, you should ...

    Before you go to England, you should ...

    Before to go to England, you should ...

    I know the last sentence is not correct.
    How about the second sentence?
    Is it correct?

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    Default Re: Before

    It's fine.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Before

    Yes, it is.

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Before

    Master Jed beat me by a wink!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Before

    "Before you go to England, you should ..." could be used both when speaking directly to an individual (or a group of people) who have a trip to England planned, or "you" could mean "one" and the advice might just be general advice to anyone who is going to England.

    Examples:

    To an individual: Before you go to England, you should ask someone to look after your garden while you're away.
    To a group: Before you go to England, you should make sure you have each other's mobile phone numbers so you can contact each other if you get lost.
    General: Before you go to England, you should learn a few basic English phrases.
    General: Before you go to England, you should buy an umbrella!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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