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Is the following sentence grammatical?

  • John has changed a lot after he recovered from an open-heart surgery in which he temporarily lost his voice.


Actually I found this in a news article. I want to if the sentence is correct.
 

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Is the following sentence grammatical?

  • John has changed a lot after he recovered from an open-heart surgery in which he temporarily lost his voice.


Actually I found this in a news article. I want to know if the sentence is correct.

I would say:

John has changed a lot since he had open-heart surgery.

You don't need "Actually" in your sentence.
 

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I would say:

John has changed a lot since he had open-heart surgery.

You don't need "Actually" in your sentence.

Thanks. But is my original sentence incorrect? And what about this one "'He has changed a lot after becoming a family man"?
 

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I think you need "since" there.

John has changed a lot since he had open-heart surgery.

John has changed a lot since recovering from open-heart surgery.

John has changed a lot since becoming a family man.
 

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John changed a lot after recovering from heart surgery.
John changed a lot after his heart surgery.
John has changed a lot since his heart surgery.

In your sentences, use the simple past before "after". Use the present perfect before "since".
 

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No.
Either use 'changed' instead of 'has changed' or use 'since' instead of 'after'.

Hi, Could you please tell me why my first sentence using "after" is correct and the second one is not?:) Thank you for all the help.
 
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