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    After Bob's two bicycles

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    After Bob's two bicycles have been stolen, he now locks his bicycle with a huge padlock and a thick chain.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    Since Bob's two bicycles were stolen, he has locked his bicycle with a huge padlock and a thick chain.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    I'd say

    'After Bob's last two bicycles were stolen, he now secures his new one with a huge padlock and a thick chain'.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    I might say "Since having his last two bikes stolen, Bob now uses a huge padlock and a thick chain to secure his new bike".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    After Bob's two bicycles have been stolen,
    I have learnt that the present perfect used after the conjunction 'after' refers to the future rather than the past.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    Would it be OK to say this:

    After having his two last bikes stolen, Bob now uses a huge padlock and a thick chain to secure his new bike.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    As I said before 'his last two bikes/bicycles' is better in my opinion.

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    Re: After Bob's two bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As I said before 'his last two bikes/bicycles' is better in my opinion.
    I missed that. I agree with Rover. "... two last bikes ..." is not the natural word order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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