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Are these senteces correct. If wrong, please explain why.
1) The proposal was finalized after being discussed.
2) The proposal was finalized after it was discussed.
3) The proposal was finalized after discussing it.
How Sr. No. 3 is different from Sr. No. 1 & 2
As per my understanding
Sr. No. 1 and 2 both are same. Sr. no. 1 has been used in gerund form.
Last edited by rajan; 04-Jan-2006 at 06:45.
They have much the same meaning. I don't like the third version as much because of the messy pronoun 'it', which makes the sentence a bit clumsy. In both 1 & 3 a gerund is used, but the first is passive, which avoids the pronoun, while the third is active.