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    After the Government has phased out

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    After the Government has phased out the grants to the town, its authorities now struggle with finances. They have to cut down expenses in many areas and departments.

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    Re: After the Government has phased out

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    After the government has phased out the town grants, to the town, its local authorities now struggle with finances. They have to cut down expenses in many areas and departments.
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    Re: After the Government has phased out

    The present perfect doesn't work after after. You could use it if you begin with since.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: After the Government has phased out

    teechar,
    Thank you for you corrections and advice, which I appreciate so much.
    I just want to tell you that Longman Dictionary has beside the word government" also "Government" It mentions the following sentence,"The Government are planning further cuts in public spending. "

    This is the reason why I believed I could use "Government" in my sentence.

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    Re: After the Government has phased out

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The present perfect doesn't work after after.
    It can!

    Please notify the examiner after you've completed the test.

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