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    Preposition + Participle Phrase

    Dear Teacher,


    Example: Before I fry the steak, I heat the pan first.

    Can I transform the above sentence to following sentence?

    Before frying the steak, I heat the pan first.

    THanks.

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    Re: Preposition + Participle Phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by kl004535 View Post
    Dear Teacher,


    Example: Before I fry the steak, I heat the pan first.

    Can I transform the above sentence to following sentence?

    Before frying the steak, I heat the pan first.

    THanks.
    Before frying the steak, I heat the pan. This is good, "first" is redundant you already have "before", which means the same in this context.

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