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    What is difference between two phrases?

    which one right? why?

    Before writing a program.

    Before write a program.


    thanks.

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    Re: What is difference between two phrases?

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    The first one is the correct nonfinite clause: 'Before writing a program, you must study a computer language'.

    The second is a sentence fragment. It has a finite verb as the object of the preposition, but prepositions only take noun phrases or clauses as objects.

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