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Before he broke his leg, he had been playing football for ten years.
Before braking his leg, he had been playing football for ten years.
1. Is the grammar Ok in both sentences?
2. How does the second one sound? Is the shortening inappropriate here?
Thanks a lot.
1. They are both OK.
2. The shortening is fine, but not important.
Note: 'Before breaking...'