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    #1

    Before went or before going ?

    I wanna ask;

    " Last night, I read(past tense) some books before went to bed."

    Or

    "Last night, I read(past tense) some books before going to bed"

    Which one is correct ?

    Thanks..

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    #2

    Re: Before went or before going ?

    Do not say 'wanna' here. It is bad English.

    You can either say:
    Last night, I read some books before I went to bed.

    or

    Last night, I read some books before going to bed.

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    #3

    Re: Before went or before going ?

    Most people know 'wanna' means "want to"..
    Just to be a bit informal and not too serious..

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    #4

    Re: Before went or before going ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vader jr View Post
    Most people know 'wanna' means "want to"..
    Just to be a bit informal and not too serious..
    Yes, most people know wanna, but this is a forum where people come to learn how to use English correctly. tedtmc is right.


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    #5

    Re: Before went or before going ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Do not say 'wanna' here. It is bad English.

    You can either say:
    Last night, I read some books before I went to bed.

    or

    Last night, I read some books before going to bed.

    not at teacher
    I, too, agree to this.

    NOT A TEACHER

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    #6

    Re: Before went or before going ?

    Just in case you missed the change, the first sentence has been corrected to include the subject "I" in the second half.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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