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    Question After receiving / received your email...

    Hi,

    I get confusing with "After receiving your email..." and "After received your email...", and sometimes I use "After receiving...", sometimes use "After received...".

    Please help to clarify the exact meaning when using "receiving" and "received" in the above context. Are they both correct in this context?

    Thanks.

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    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    "After received your email" is wrong.

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    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    'If we want to use a verb after a preposition, it must be a gerund (which functions as a noun).'── quoted from https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-gerunds_2.htm

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    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "After received your email" is wrong.
    As is "I get confusing with."

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    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    As is "I get confusing with."
    It is indeed, Dave.

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    #6

    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    Why didn't you tell the OP why it is wrong?

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    Re: After receiving / received your email...

    You usually do that yourself, Matthew — and very effectively.

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