drinking wine and having heated arguments about politics.

yi-ing

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Are these two sentences equivalent?

Ed and I used to stay up all night, drinking wine and having heated arguments about politics.

Ed and I used to stay up all night, and we drank wine and had heated arguments about politics.
 

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No. The second may suggest that the drinking of wine and the heated arguments were activities in addition to the staying up.
Thanks. I got it.
Now, I think these two sentences are equivalent and have the same meaning.

Ed and I used to stay up all night, drinking wine and having heated arguments about politics.
Ed and I used to stay up all night, while they were drinking wine and having heated arguments about politics.
 

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No. In the second sentence you have introduced other people by writing 'they'.
 

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No. In the second sentence you have introduced other people by writing 'they'.
Thanks Rover_KE.
Oh! I made a mistake on pronoun.
Ed and I used to stay up all night, while we were drinking wine and having heated arguments about politics.
 

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That doesn't really work. The "we" doesn't necessarily refer to "Ed and I" even though you would think it should. There is no need to add anything to "Ed and I used to stay up all night, drinking wine and ...".
 
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