Let’s explain some examples of the grammar structure: ‘after being pp‘ and ‘after having pp‘:
- After being told these stories, I started thinking. (psychic-experiences.com)
- I 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‘.
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’
Definition example from englishclass101
6 AFTER BEING 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
2 LAST, 3 MONTHS, 4 HOURS, 5 WEEKS, 6 FEW, 7 DAYS, 8 SEVERAL, 9 PREVIOUS, 10 NIGHT
For results 20-50 we used AI to complete our sentences:
After being selected for the team, I trained hard every day.
After being forced to work overtime, I decided to quit my job.
After being drafted into the army, he served his country for two years.
After having had a long and successful career, he retired.
After being introduced to my new colleagues, I was given a tour of the office.
After being left alone in the house, I got scared.
After being sent to the hospital, he was treated for his injuries.
After being held captive for several months, she was finally released.
After being called to the principal’s office, I was disciplined for my behavior.
After being put on probation, he had to follow a strict set of rules.
After having done my homework, I watched TV.
After being used for many years, the car was finally replaced.
After being fired from his job, he had to find a new way to make a living.
After being born in a small village, he moved to the city to find a better life.
After being placed in foster care, she was finally adopted by a loving family.
After being elected president, he promised to make the country a better place.
After being inspired by her story, I decided to start my own business.
After being rescued from the burning building, he was taken to the hospital.
After having seen the movie, I wrote a review of it.
After being injured in the accident, he was unable to walk for several weeks.
After having worked hard all day, I was exhausted.
After being pulled over by the police, he was given a ticket.
After being bitten by a dog, she went to the doctor to get a rabies shot.
After having served his country for many years, he retired from the military.
After being admitted to the hospital, she was given surgery.
After being picked last for the team, he proved everyone wrong by becoming the best player.
After being dropped from the team, he was devastated.
After having received a scholarship, she was able to attend her dream college.
(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:
*Final note, it isn’t always clear whether ‘-ed past participles’ should be considered adjectives:
STUDENT IN SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:
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The most common verbs ranked in the iWeb corpus have been added in order to our quiz:
#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.
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after been or after being?
‘After been’ is wrong. Here is a search in iWeb corpus for the frequency of both:
- 1 AFTER BEING 227,580 examples in the corpus
2 AFTER BEEN610 errors
Choose ‘After I had been…’ or ‘After being…’