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    Default After we had several times met

    After we had several times met, without coming to an agreement, they went to Brussels for some days, to know the Prince's pleasure; and, since our business would admit it, I went to Antwerp.
    (Utopia; Thomas More)

    How does it sound to the contemporary ear and would you say it today?

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    Default Re: After we had several times met

    Hi,

    It sounds dated. Today you would most likely hear "After we had met several times"

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    Default Re: After we had several times met

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    After we had several times met, without coming to an agreement, they went to Brussels for some days, to know the Prince's pleasure; and, since our business would admit it, I went to Antwerp.
    (Utopia; Thomas More)

    How does it sound to the contemporary ear and would you say it today?

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    It sounds dated, I can't imagine many people saying it like that.

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