COMPLEX ORDERING OF PAST EVENTS

COMPLEX ORDERING OF PAST EVENTS

Point 86 in the category of PAST is defined as:

past simple to order sequences of events in the past in a complex way.

*What constitutes ‘complex ordering’ is not clearly explained in the grammar description. The English Grammar Profile examples are:

Following advice from a friend, I purchased the English version of your product, only to find out its quality did not match the promises made in your advertisement.

After having discussed this subject with the other member, we came up with the following decisions.

The common form between these two is infinite VERB-ING + past verb or the vocabulary ‘following’.  Searching for such long variable queries are impossible in iWeb.  The best we can start with is just looking for the starting gerund and wild cards, or copying the EGP ‘starts’.

. _V*G * * * 

1 . HAVING SAID THAT , 15669

Having said that, I did not choose destruction, I chose to pick up a camera instead of a gun.

2 . LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 2385
3 . LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING 2226
4 . TAKING THE TIME TO 2207
5 . LOOKING BACK , I 1919
6 . FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF 1888
7 . GOING BACK TO THE 1622
8 . HAVING THE ABILITY TO 1544
9 . USING A COMBINATION OF 1334
10 . HAVING SAID THIS , 1247
11 . BEING ONE OF THE 1232
12 . BEING A PART OF 1214
13 . LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR 1172
14 . USING THIS METHOD , 1063
15 . HAVING SAID THAT I 1051
16 . GROWING UP , I 1031
17 . BEING ABLE TO SEE 1029
18 . TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE 965
19 . TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE 963
20 . GROWING UP IN THE 960
21 . FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF 944
22 . WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE 923
23 . LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING 908
24 . HAVING GROWN UP IN 895
25 . FAILING TO DO SO 869
26 . KEEPING IN MIND THAT 869
27 . DOING SO WILL HELP 867
28 . TRYING TO FIGURE OUT 850
29 . GROWING UP IN A 845
30 . KEEPING THIS IN MIND 785
31 . BEING PART OF THE 756
32 . USING THIS INFORMATION , 753
33 . FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF 737
34 . DATING BACK TO THE 718
35 . LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE 690
36 . LEADING UP TO THE 683
37 . FOLLOWING THE TRANSACTION , 675
38 . HAVING SAID ALL THAT 652
39 . FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS 650
40 . USING A VARIETY OF 646
41 . LOOKING BACK AT THE 644
42 . BEING A MEMBER OF 642
43 . ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 635
44 . TAKING A LOOK AT 634
45 . LOOKING BACK , IT 633
46 . BEING PART OF A 630
47 . LOOKING FORWARD TO IT 623
48 . FOLLOWING THIS , THE 616
49 . DOING IT THIS WAY 605
50 . HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO 603
51 . BEING ABLE TO DO 599
52 . FOLLOWING IS A LIST 595
53 . LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING 593
54 . LOOKING FORWARD TO READING 589
55 . WORKING TOGETHER , WE 588
56 . LOOKING BACK ON IT 583
57 . MAKING MATTERS WORSE , 583
58 . BEARING IN MIND THAT 577
59 . FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF 576
60 . FOLLOWING THE SALE , 571
61 . BEING ABLE TO USE 562
62 . WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 562
63 . LOOKING FORWARD TO A 561
64 . FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF 543
65 . FOLLOWING ON FROM THE 542
66 . GOING FORWARD , THE 534
67 . GETTING RID OF THE 522
68 . FIGURING OUT HOW TO 518
69 . KEEPING THAT IN MIND 517
70 . USING YOUR HANDS , 515
71 . USING A SHARP KNIFE 510
72 . WISHING YOU ALL THE 508
73 . COMING OUT OF THE 506
74 . GROWING UP , MY 499
75 . KEEPING UP WITH THE 472
76 . INCREASING THE NUMBER OF 469
77 . ADDING INSULT TO INJURY 466
78 . GOING FORWARD , WE 463
79 . USING THIS APPROACH , 460
80 . DOING SO WILL ALLOW 455
81 . TAKING CARE OF YOUR 449
82 . STAYING ON TOP OF 447
83 . STANDING IN FRONT OF 445
84 . BEING AWARE OF THE 441
85 . BEING ABLE TO GET 436
86 . FINDING A WAY TO 428
87 . BEING ABLE TO WORK 426
88 . LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING 426
89 . MAKING THE MOST OF 426
90 . GON NA HAVE TO 425
91 . GOING TO HAVE TO 422
92 . TRYING TO FIND A 421
93 . USING DATA FROM THE 417
94 . THINKING ABOUT IT , 414
95 . LOOKING BACK NOW , 412
96 . DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER 408
97 . FOLLOWING ARE A FEW 407
98 . KEEPING AN EYE ON 406
99 . STARTING OUT AS A 404
100 . USING A SLOTTED SPOON 403

 

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