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    Question 'After closing' vs 'is closed'

    Dear teachers,

    Do these have the same meaning?

    After the lights are turned off, everybody [should go] goes to bed.
    After turning off the lights, everybody [should go] goes to bed.


    Many thanks

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    Re: 'After closing' vs 'is closed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Do these have the same meaning?

    After the lights are turned off, everybody goes to bed.
    After turning off the lights, everybody goes to bed.


    Many thanks
    The outcome is the same: it gets dark, everybody goes to bed.

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    Re: 'After closing' vs 'is closed'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Do these have the same meaning?

    After the lights are turned off, everybody [should go] goes to bed.
    After turning off the lights, everybody [should go] goes to bed.


    Many thanks
    In the first, some outside authority may turn off the lights.
    In the second 'everybody' turns off the lights.

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