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I read several sentences using prior to and before, and I was wondering if the tenses used are correct:
1) Prior to his becoming a teacher at ABC school, Mr. XXX taught English at XXX College.
[analysis: his becoming a teacher is a past event, so should taught be changed to 'had taught'? Or both are okay?]
2) Before joining ABC school, she has also worked in the education sector.
[analysis: She joined ABC school some time ago and the present perfect 'has worked' should be incorrect]
3) Before joining ABC school, Ms XXX started teaching in Malaysia.
[the use of the verb 'started' seems strange; perhaps 'taught' should be used?]
Thank you very much
1 Both are OK.
2 I wouldn't use the present perfect.
3 Taught works better for me.