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    #1

    After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door."

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    After Kevin rang the bell, her mother opened the door.
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    #3

    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    The first isn't a complete sentence because it lacks a main verb. Matthew's correction fixes the problem.
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    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    I think the main verb is 'rang'.
    The first isn't a complete sentence because of the dependent clause marker 'after'.
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    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    Are you aware that Kevin is a boy's name, so he must have been with a female whose mother opened the door?

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    #6

    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    I was at Mary's home. After Kevin rang the bell, her mother opened the door.

    I think it is possible.
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    #7

    Re: After Kevin rang the bell. Her mother opened the door.

    It is now. It wasn't before.

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