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    threw away, throwing away, had thrown away

    I wrote two possible answers to the following synthesis question. I prefer the first but I'm unsure. The second seems weird. Kindly help me to understand which is correct and why.

    Question: Father threw away his old pair of shoes. Then he bought a new pair.

    - Answer 1: After throwing away his old pair of shoes, Father bought a new pair.
    - Answer 2: After Father had thrown away his old pair of shoes, he bought a new pair.

    Thank you!

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    Re: threw away, throwing away, had thrown away

    I consider both correct, because 'After throwing away...' is a prepositional phrase and 'After Father had thrown away...' is a subordinate clause.
    I think 'Having thrown away...' as a participle phrase is also correct, but I am not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 12-Jul-2015 at 14:06.

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    Re: threw away, throwing away, had thrown away

    I agree with Matthew, both of them are correct. They say the same thing.

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