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    sentence prference

    ''Since evrything had been done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    OR

    "After everything was done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    Would you prefer "was done" to "had been done"? Which is better to use "since" or "after"


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    Re: sentence prference

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    ''Since evrything had been done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    OR

    "After everything was done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    Would you prefer "was done" to "had been done"? Which is better to use "since" or "after"
    Preference
    "had been"
    "after"

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    #3

    Re: sentence prference

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    ''Since evrything had been done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    OR

    "After everything was done they went to a local bar to cut loose."

    Would you prefer "was done" to "had been done"? Which is better to use "since" or "after"
    Neither is better.
    .
    Since everything had been done, they went to a local bar to cut loose.
    .
    The first part of the sentence gives the reason they went to a local bar to cut loose.
    .
    After everything was done, they went to a local bar to cut loose.
    .
    In this sentence the emphasis is on the sequence of events.
    I like the first sentence better. More information is given.


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