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    After comfort him to sleep

    The kid keeps crying after went home from the hospital.
    After comfort him to sleep, he suddenly waking up when he was started falling asleep.
    Comfort him again to sleep, repeatedly few times.


    “after" and "comfort" can use in the first of the sentences?

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    All of those sentences are grammatically incorrect.

    The child keeps crying after being taken home from hospital. After being comforted to sleep, he keeps suddenly waking up. The solution is to continue to comfort him to sleep, several times if necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonree123456 View Post
    After comfort him to sleep
    To my knowledge, if a gerund is not used after the conjunction 'after', a subject should be used. For example, 'After he has been comforted to sleep'.

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    To my knowledge, if a gerund is not used after the conjunction 'after', a subject should be used. For example, 'After he has been comforted to sleep'.
    "After comfort from his mother, he fell asleep." Here there is neither a gerund nor a subject after 'after'.

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    It is not a gerund but is a noun like a gerund. Am I wrong?

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 26-Oct-2014 at 13:18. Reason: Typo

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It is not a gerund but is a noun like a gerund. Am I wrong?
    Yes, 'comfort' is a noun. Is it like a gerund? I don't know. You could make a case that an elephant is like a giraffe because they are African quadrupeds. Then again, in other ways an elephant is not like a giraffe. But anyhow, you haven't made a case. You've basically said, "Noun ... gerund ... pretty much the same".
    Yes, I think you're wrong.

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You've basically said, "Noun ... gerund ... pretty much the same".
    I mean after the conjunction 'after', the usages of nouns and gerunds are similar. For example, 'after dinner' is similar to 'after having dinner'. Am I wrong again?

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    Re: After comfort him to sleep

    Not really, but it could also be something like after serving/cooking dinner. However, what's your version of after nightfall/sunset? You don't need to have seen it to be affected by it. We could then move on to after 9pm, by which stage the gerund similarity is getting stretched, possibly, to snapping point; you can think of a gerund that would fit the space, but it's getting harder to think of a natural one.

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