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    Advice on "Before"

    My friend asked me if the sentence below (from the topic in the text book) is correct.

    In these, children can experience what their grandparents did three years BEFORE.

    I think it is correct.

    He said it should be

    In these, children can experience what their grandparents did three years AGO.

    or

    In these, children can experience what their grandparents HAD DONE three years before.

    are all these three sentences correct? Please advise.

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    Re: Advice on "Before"

    Does your sentence mean?

    In these, children can experience what their grandparents did three years BEFORE (they were the same age).


    What does "in these" refer to?

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    Re: Advice on "Before"

    Thanking for trying to help me.

    Please allow me to give you more details.

    The topic is about Today's Schoolhouse.

    About 12,000 one-room schoolhouses still remain now. Most are no longer utilized as schools, but many of the original one-rooms live on. Hundreds of them have been remodeled into private homes, community centers, day care centers, etc. Some have been preserved and moved to universities as symbolic buildings for contemporary colleges of education. Other have been restored as living history museums. In these, children can experience (a day in school) as their grandparents did many years before.

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