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

yi-ing

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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.
 

Raymott

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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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Raymott,
Please tell me why 2 is not correct.
 

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Raymott said the first sentence is not correct but the others are - so 2 and 3 are correct.
 
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