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    A question

    (a)After we sat down, we began right away to talk about our lives.
    (b)Sitting down, we began right away to talk about our lives.
    (c)Having sat down, we began right away to talk about our lives.
    Could (a) be changed into (b) or (c)? What’s the difference between (b) and (c)?

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    Re: A question

    B) doesn't really work as it suggests that the talk was simultaneous with the act of sitting; it would be better if you said 'after sitting down...'

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