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    #1

    walked further

    Can one say

    a. Jane went out of the house and walked up the road and stopped. Then Harry went out and walked further up the road than Jane.
    b. Jane went out of the house and walked up the road and stopped. Then Harry went out and walked further up the road than Jane had.
    c. Jane went out of the house and walked up the road and stopped. Then Harry went out and walked further up the road than Jane did.

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    I am not sure (c) works here. Jane has stopped. Harry passes her by and goes further down the road. (c) gives the impression that they are walking at the same time.

    Is that correct?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: walked further

    They all work for me. There is nothing about "did" that suggests simultaneous action.

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    Re: walked further

    All are acceptable grammatically. a is the most natural. c is fine but awkward and unlikely to be used by a native speaker.

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    Re: walked further

    I don't find C awkward at all. It would be used by me.

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