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  1. #1
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    redundant word?

    Hello there

    May I kindly know whether the word "after" is redundant in the following sentence.

    After having seen your advertisement in the Sunday Times, I would .....


    Warm regards
    Udara

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    Re: redundant word?

    yes... you could drop either "after or having" and have a perfectly good phrase.

    Option 1: [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/CVenzke/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/CVenzke/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.jpg[/IMG]Having seen your advertisement in the Sunday Times, I would .....

    Option 2: After seeing your advertisement in the Sunday Times, I would .....

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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Re: redundant word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    yes... you could drop either "after or having" and have a perfectly good phrase.

    Option 1: [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/CVenzke/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/CVenzke/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.jpg[/IMG]Having seen your advertisement in the Sunday Times, I would .....

    Option 2: After seeing your advertisement in the Sunday Times, I would .....
    (My two cents)(Not a teacher)
    The present perfect (After/Having seen your advertisement in the Sunday Times)denotes an action taking place before another action ( I would .....) in the main clause. As "After" itself shows the same meaning as the present perfect, you can take either of them instead of both.

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