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    #1

    joining simple sentences with different subjects

    Of the following pairs of sentences, which one is more acceptable?
    (A) 1. He went out without anyone seeing him.
    2. He went out without being seen.
    (B) 1. He never made a mistake again after being punished by his father.
    2. He never made a mistake again after his father punishing him.

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    Re: joining simple sentences with different subjects

    (A)1 and 2, and (B)1 are all perfectly acceptable. (B)2 is grammatically incorrect. It should be "after his father punished him."

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    Re: joining simple sentences with different subjects

    I'd reverse the clauses in B:
    (B) "After his father punished him, he never made a mistake again." (This would be quite unlikely in real life! Maybe he never made the same mistake again.)

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