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    After Basil finished painting of the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    could you please tell me if these sentences correct or not?

    After Basil had finished painting of the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    After Basil finished the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    After Basil finished painting the portrait, he stood in front of it.

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    Re: After Basil finished painting of the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    The first is not correct. The others are.
    You could also say, "After Basil [had] finished the painting of the portrait ...", which would make 1 correct.

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    Re: After Basil finished painting of the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    Raymott,
    Please tell me why 2 is not correct.

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    Re: After Basil finished painting of the portrait, he stood in front of it.

    Raymott said the first sentence is not correct but the others are - so 2 and 3 are correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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