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    Default twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Jane leaped into the air as the ballerinas which she had seen on television did. As she had never had/never had any training in ballet, she twisted her ankle on/after landing.

    Should it be 'on' or 'after'? Should it be 'had never had' or 'never had'?

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Jane leaped into the air as the ballerinas which she had seen on television did. As she had never had/never had any training in ballet, she twisted her ankle on/after landing.

    Should it be 'on' or 'after'? Should it be 'had never had' or 'never had'?

    Many thanks.
    'On landing'.

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Jane leaped into the air as the ballerinas which she had seen on television did. As she had never had/never had any training in ballet, she twisted her ankle on/after landing.

    Should it be 'on' or 'after'? Should it be 'had never had' or 'never had'?

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    It should be never had, keep your tenses the same in the paragraph.
    and on landing. It was the act of landing that caused the twisting of the ankle.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Now I'm not sure which is correct although I believe that Bhaisahab is right.

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    It should be never had, keep your tenses the same in the paragraph.
    I am not a teacher.

    I never had sweets as a child.
    Up to the moment when you gave me a toffee, I had never had sweets in my life.

    Jane never had ballet lessons as a child.
    Up to the moment when she twisted her ankle, Jane had never had ballet lessons in her life.

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    Default Re: twisted her ankle on/after landing

    Thanks, Bhaisahab, for the examples. They are crystal-clear in reply to my post.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I never had sweets as a child.
    Up to the moment when you gave me a toffee, I had never had sweets in my life.

    Jane never had ballet lessons as a child.
    Up to the moment when she twisted her ankle, Jane had never had ballet lessons in her life.

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