redundant word?

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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 .....


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Udara
 

Hi_there_Carl

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

Option 1:
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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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yes... you could drop either "after or having" and have a perfectly good phrase.

Option 1:
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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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