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    Smile retired from being a schoolteacher

    Before my aunt Patsy retired from being a schoolteacher, she told all sorts of clever stories and tossed out interesting ideas.
    Before my aunt Patsy retired from as a school teacher, ...
    Before my aunt Patsy retired from a school teacher, ...


    Do all of the above three sound right and mean about the same? If not, why not? Thanks.

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    Re: retired from being a schoolteacher

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Before my aunt Patsy retired from being a schoolteacher, she told all sorts of clever stories and tossed out interesting ideas.
    Before my aunt Patsy retired from as a school teacher, ...
    Before my aunt Patsy retired from a school teacher, ...


    Do all of the above three sound right and mean about the same? If not, why not? Thanks.
    Hi, angliholic!

    'Before my aunt Patsy retired from being a schoolteacher, she told all sorts of clever stories and tossed out interesting ideas.' This sentence is correct.

    'Before my aunt Patsy retired from as a school teacher,'... Before my aunt Patsy retired as a school teacher,... 'from' and 'as' are never used together.

    'Before my aunt Patsy retired from a school teacher,' ... This does not make any sense. What did Patsy retire from??? Did she retire from a school teacher??? No, she retired as a school teacher.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: retired from being a schoolteacher

    Thanks, my helpful friend, for your clear answer.
    Got it.

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