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    mostly used

    Hi,

    Could you please have a look at the following sentences.

    He thought it was my birthday. He visited me.

    #1 Thinking it was my birthday, he visited me. OR
    #1 Having thought it was my birthday, he visited me.

    If both are correct, which one is mostly used and do they have different meaning?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: mostly used

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Hi,

    Could you please have a look at the following sentences.

    He thought it was my birthday. He visited me.

    #1 Thinking it was my birthday, he visited me. OR
    #1 Having thought it was my birthday, he visited me.

    If both are correct, which one is mostly used and do they have different meaning?

    Thanks a lot.
    They mean the same thing, but neither would used that often. More common would be:

    He visited me (came to see me) because it was my birthday.

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