After + having | being + PAST PARTICIPLE

Let’s explain some examples of the grammar structure: ‘after being pp‘ and ‘after having pp‘:

  1. After being told these stories, I started thinking.                         (psychic-experiences.com)
  2. moved back to India after having spent six years in the US.  (indix.com)
  • Firstly, ‘after’ is a preposition before a complement ‘verb-ing’ clause.  For example, ‘after the story’, ‘after the U.S.
  • We can write ‘after being told…’ in another way with the same meaning: ‘After I was told…’
  • Here ‘being‘ is non-finite, which means: it does not have the meaning of time. ‘I was told‘ is the past simple passive’.
  • We could start sentence 1 in an active way too:  After somebody told me… (but the person that said something is not important)
  • ‘I started thinking’ is the main clause and it happened second in time.  (being told happened first in time)
  • We change the order of the clauses: I started thinking after being told…  You can see sentence 2 has ‘after‘ in the middle.
  • We can write ‘after having spent…‘ in another with the same meaning: ‘After I had spent’ = past perfect simple.
  • First, they lived in the US and second, they moved to India.

In conclusion, ‘being’ replaces some tense/time structure with ‘BE‘ and ‘HAVING’ replaces some tense/time structure that uses a form of ‘HAVE‘.


In the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 92 in the category of CLAUSES/subordinated is defined as:

a non-finite subordinate clause with ‘after’ + ‘having/being’ + ‘-ed’ form, before a main clause, to refer to past time.

Note that there are two grammar points at the C2 level for having + been + past participle.  And at B1 students can already use ‘before|after + VERB-ing’


The most common verbs ranked in the iWeb corpus have been added in order:

 

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#1. At this stage of his career, after being ************ repeatedly about what he needs to change or do to get better and get more recognition, it's clearly on him and him alone to make it happen. ? what's the missing verb?

After 9yrs in the NBA, JSmith is still struggling with the same issues of emotional and psychological immaturity and poor decision making. Otherwise, he’s solid as a rock. At this stage of his career, after being told repeatedly about what he needs to change or do to get better and get more recognition, it’s clearly on him and him alone to make it happen.

SourceBLOG   http://blogs.ajc.com/hawks/2012/11/08/atlanta-hawks-lesson-to-be-learned-in-technical-fouls/
Date2012
TitleAtlanta Hawks: Lesson to be learned in technical fouls | Atlanta Hawks

#2. Desperate Housewives " star Felicity Huffman makes her first court appearance on March 12, hours after being ********** on fraud charges in what has been called the largest college-admissions scam in history.

 ” Desperate Housewives ” star Felicity Huffman makes her first court appearance on March 12, hours after being arrested on fraud charges in what has been called the largest college-admissions scam in history. Huffman, who was released on a $250,000 bond, is accused of bribing a college exam proctor to let her elder daughter take the SAT over two days and then correct her answers.

SourceNEWS: USA TODAY
Date2019 (19-03-14)
TitleKatie Couric resurfaces ‘shocking’ clip of Bryant Gumbel grilling her …

 

#3. Have students argue for or against the described circumstances after being ********* the opportunity to research and evaluate possible solutions to the challenge set forth.

Chapter 4 of Standards for Technological Literacy, Content for the Study of Technology (STL) (ITEA, 2000/2002/2007), Technology and Society. All of the benchmarks for Standards 4, 5, and 6 can readily be taught by developing activities designed to show students that informed and rational decisions can be reached through the understanding of how complex technological systems can impact the environment, our economy, our politics, and ultimately our culture. # Classroom Activity Create a scenario pertaining to offshore oil drilling and have students argue for or against the described circumstances after being given the opportunity to research and evaluate possible solutions to the challenge set forth. # Example of a Conceived Scenario: Congress has lifted the ban on offshore drilling, giving individual states the right to decide whether or not to drill off of their coasts. The Commonwealth of Virginia has leased the rights for offshore drilling to a large oil company that subsequently finds an extremely large deposit of oil under the seabed.

 

SourceACAD: Technology Teacher
Date2008
Publication informationNov2008, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p13-17, 5p
TitleOffshore Oil Drilling: Buying Energy Independence or Buying Time?
AuthorBaird, Stephen L.1,2 Stephen.Baird@VBSchools.com

#4. I can now retire from politics, after *********  ********* 'Happy Birthday' sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way.

” I can now retire from politics, ” he said — the king of cool, the ironist in chief — ” after having had ‘Happy Birthday‘ sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way “: JFK, speaking to the vast audience at Madison Square Garden as Marilyn Monroe tottered away on her high heels, in her flesh-colored dress, leaving behind the hot trail of her sexual desire glowing in the darkness. In less than two years, they would both be dead, but that moment will live forever, reminding us always of our first and only Playboy president.

SourceMAG: The Atlantic
Date2018 (18-05-06)
TitleThe ‘Our Towns’ Saga, on CBS Sunday Morning

 

#5. I went back and found it after ********* ********* the book "Child of the Morning" by Pauline Gedge.

 Fantastic article! I went back and found it after having read the book ” Child of the Morning ” by Pauline Gedge… which is the historical fiction of Hatshepsut. There’s more to Hatshepsut than meets the eye.

SourceWEB   http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Queen-Who-Would-Be-King.html
Date2012
TitleThe Queen Who Would Be King | History & Archaeology – Smithsonian

 

#6.  After ********** ************* on a so-called Entity List by the U.S. federal government, severely restricting its access to American technology, Chinese tech giant and world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer Huawei is investigating using the Russian-made Aurora operating system as a replacement for Google's Android OS on its mobile devices.

After being placed on a so-called Entity List by the U.S. federal government, severely restricting its access to American technology, Chinese tech giant and world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer Huawei is investigating using the Russian-made Aurora operating system as a replacement for Google’s Android OS on its mobile devices, Reuters reported on Monday.

SourceMAG: Mashable
Date2019 (19-08-26)
Title`El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Starring Aaron Paul Is Happening And Fans Are Stoked

 

#7. It is also associated with retrospective imaginative involvement, the tendency to reflect on a story or ponder the choices of characters within the plot after ********* ************ a movie or television drama, as well as with children's leisure reading.

It also seems to behave like situational transportation in predicting effects and experiences such as identification, presence, and realism. Transportability relates to other traits or stable tendencies. For example, transportability was found to correlate with parasocial interaction with a favorite character or media personality (Greenwood & Long, 2009). It is also associated with retrospective imaginative involvement — the tendency to reflect on a story or ponder the choices of characters within the plot after having seen a movie or television drama (M. D. Slater, Ewoldsen, & Woods, 2017), as well as with children’s leisure reading (Jensen, Christy, Krakow, John, & Martins, 2016).

SourceACAD: International journal of communication (Online)
Date2019 (2019/02/01)
TitleThe Narrative Engageability Scale: A Multidimensional Trait Measure for the Propensity to Become Engaged in a Story
AuthorHelena Bilandzic

#8. Norton was expected to compete for a spot on the Dolphins' roster this season after ********* *********** up from the Carolina Panthers' practice squad in December, but he said he does not think he will to return to football.

We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time. # Norton was expected to compete for a spot on the Dolphins’ roster this season after being picked up from the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad in December, but he said he does not think he will to return to football.

SourceNEWS: Washington Post
Date2019 (19-07-13)
TitleDolphins’ Kendrick Norton declared at fault in traffic accident that cost …
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After being +

2 TOLD, 3 HIT, 4 DIAGNOSED, 5 FOUND


6 AFTER BEING SHOT

after being + past participle (shot)

This is obviously a dark topic.  Further search for collocates make it even more related to gun injuries:

1 TIMES, 2 DIED, 3 HEAD, 4 HOSPITAL, 6 DURING, 7 DOWN, 8 POLICE, 9 CONDITION, 10 MULTIPLE


After being +

7 RELEASED, 8 CONVICTED, 9 NAMED, 10 ARRESTED, 11 STRUCK, 12 CAUGHT, 13 GIVEN, 14 TAKEN, 15 ACCUSED, 16 CHARGED, 17 EXPOSED, 18 ASKED


19 AFTER HAVING SPENT

1 YEARS

after having spent years

2 LAST, 3 MONTHS, 4 HOURS, 5 WEEKS, 6 FEW, 7 DAYS, 8 SEVERAL, 9 PREVIOUS, 10 NIGHT


After +

20 BEING SELECTED, 21 BEING FORCED, 22 BEING DRAFTED, 23 HAVING HAD, 24 BEING INTRODUCED, 25 BEING LEFT, 26 BEING SENT, 27 BEING ATTACKED, 28 HAVING READ, 29 BEING TREATED, 30 BEING HELD, 31 BEING CALLED, 32 BEING PUT, 33 HAVING DONE, 34 AFTER BEING USED, 35 BEING FIRED, 36 BEING BORN, 37 BEING PLACED, 38 BEING ELECTED, 39 BEING INSPIRED, 40 BEING RESCUED, 41 HAVING SEEN, 42 BEING INJURED, 43 HAVING WORKED, 44 BEING PULLED, 45 BEING BITTEN, 46 HAVING SERVED, 47 BEING ADMITTED, 48 BEING PICKED, 49 BEING DROPPED, 50 HAVING RECEIVED


1 AFTER HAVING BEEN (C2 grammar non-finite ‘-ing’ perfect forms of the passive as the complement of prepositions.)

further collocates to the right:

The most common past participle after ‘after having’ is ‘been’.  The search for collocates pictured above shows that a passive structure is very common after ‘after having’.  For example:

An example sentence of 'after having been exposed'


*Final note, it isn’t always clear whether ‘-ed past participles’ should be considered adjectives:

STUDENT IN SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

After being involved in over a hundred and sixty tests and three hundred and seventy-one Internationals,

Ponting is Australia’s leading run-scorer in both formats of the game.

TLC female Sri Lanka B1