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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    I like taking note of the coincidence.


    :D :D 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    I like taking note of the coincidence.


    :D :D 8)
    I still don't get it. Coincidences of what? What do the clock times mean? :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    22:52 - 22:51

    I like taking note of the coincidence.


    :D :D 8)
    I still don't get it. Coincidences of what? What do the clock times mean? :?
    Look at the very top of each post, and you'll see. It happened that we posted a couple messages almost at the same time.

    I know what you mean. Things like this tend to escape my notice as well from time to time.

    :D 8) :D

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    No. No. It's me.
    Basic concepts confuse me.

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    Default Re: We can reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases. Why?

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    After I ate dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

    After eating dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Will it also be correct to say:

    After taking dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

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    Default Re: We can reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
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    After I ate dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

    After eating dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Will it also be correct to say:

    After taking dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

    It's not something I say. It could be that it's used in British English.

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    Default Re: We can reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
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    After I ate dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

    After eating dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Will it also be correct to say:

    After taking dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Since 'taking' functions as a gerund, the -ing form is correct in that position, but, nonetheless, the phrase "taking dinner" is semantically odd: It's not an English expression.

    It sounds like a direct translation from, say, French.

    All the best, :D

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    Default Re: We can reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Abusaad
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    After I ate dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.

    After eating dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Will it also be correct to say:

    After taking dinner, I stepped outside for some fresh air.
    Since 'taking' functions as a gerund, the -ing form is correct in that position, but, nonetheless, the phrase "taking dinner" is semantically odd: It's not an English expression.

    It sounds like a direct translation from, say, French.

    All the best, :D
    Could it be possible that some of these links come from people whose first language is English?

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...%22+&meta=

    I don't say "take dinner". Still, I would wonder if it's something that could be said in British English.

    :D :D

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    Default Re: We can reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases. Why?

    tdol's the one we should ask. 8)

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