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    #1

    'being' or 'having been'?

    After being in the US for a few years...
    After having been in the US for a few years...


    Thanks for Your help.


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    #2

    Re: 'being' or 'having been'?

    Hi,
    My version is: After staying in ...
    It's also possible: Having stayed in ...
    Best wishes!

  1. matilda
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    #3

    Talking Re: 'being' or 'having been'?

    i think AFTER BEING makes more sense

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    #4

    Re: 'being' or 'having been'?

    I agree with Matidla- we would use 'having been' to emphasise some sort of completion, so if the emphasis isn't necessary then 'after being' would be the natural choice.

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