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    when it was over

    Can one say
    a. After the divorce, he had managed to keep some of the painting, although technically he had to let his wife have them.
    b. When the divorce was over, he had managed to keep some of the painting, although technically he had to let his wife have them.
    c. After the divorce, he managed to keep some of the painting, although technically he had to let his wife have them.

    ?


    Since the paintings had to be given to his wife during the divorce procedure, I find (a) somewhat strange. But the idea is that when everything was over, he the paintings were still in his possession.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: when it was over

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Since the paintings had to be given to his wife during the divorce procedure, I find (a) somewhat strange. .
    They are all strange. Why did you use the singular 'painting' in your sentences?

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