before | after + VERBing

before | after + VERBing

Point 61 in the category of CLAUSES is defined as:

non-finite subordinate clause with ‘before’ and ‘after’ + ‘-ing’, before or after a main clause, to refer to time.


For example:

After studying English, I go to my apartment.

PELIC STUDENT: Arabic, Male, Level 3


A search in the iWeb corpus for:

before|after _VVG

1 AFTER READING 97478
2 BEFORE GOING 75587
3 BEFORE MAKING 70563
4 AFTER TAKING 63018

5 BEFORE MOVING 61309

Born in Dublin, Beckett studied English, French and Italian before moving to Paris,

where he spent most of his life writing theatre, poetry and prose.

 


6 BEFORE TAKING 58086
7 AFTER GETTING 56298
8 AFTER SEEING 53409
9 AFTER COMPLETING 52419
10 BEFORE STARTING 52351
11 BEFORE USING 49405
12 AFTER RECEIVING 49253
13 AFTER SPENDING 43812
14 AFTER USING 43337
15 BEFORE GETTING 42429
16 BEFORE JOINING 41595
17 BEFORE HEADING 40958
18 AFTER MAKING 36905
19 AFTER LEAVING 35843
20 BEFORE LEAVING 35706
21 AFTER GRADUATING 34703
22 BEFORE RETURNING 33477
23 AFTER WATCHING 31484
24 BEFORE APPLYING 30087
25 AFTER GOING 29517
26 AFTER WINNING 29421
27 AFTER LOSING 28437
28 AFTER WORKING 28224
29 BEFORE ENTERING 27755
30 BEFORE ADDING 27100
31 AFTER HEARING 26517
32 BEFORE COMING 25380
33 BEFORE SERVING 24975
34 BEFORE DECIDING 24609
35 AFTER PLAYING 24382
36 BEFORE BECOMING 23540
37 AFTER TRYING 22512
38 AFTER FINISHING 21975
39 AFTER GIVING 21298
40 AFTER LOOKING 20573
41 BEFORE PUTTING 20320
42 AFTER EATING 20008
43 AFTER SERVING 19105
44 AFTER STARTING 18936
45 BEFORE TURNING 18592
46 BEFORE BEGINNING 18437
47 BEFORE BUYING 18209
48 AFTER BUYING 18096
49 BEFORE REACHING 17725
50 BEFORE PROCEEDING 17637
51 AFTER INSTALLING 17418
52 AFTER FINDING 17203
53 BEFORE SENDING 17126
54 AFTER RUNNING 16821
55 BEFORE TRYING 16819
56 AFTER MOVING 16787
57 AFTER MEETING 16151
58 AFTER COMING 15731
59 AFTER RETURNING 15644
60 AFTER LEARNING 15377
61 AFTER SUFFERING 14834
62 BEFORE GIVING 14650
63 BEFORE ATTEMPTING 14333
64 AFTER OPENING 13487
65 BEFORE CONTINUING 13341
66 AFTER APPLYING 12975
67 AFTER REMOVING 12930
68 AFTER REVIEWING 12840
69 AFTER ADDING 12445
70 AFTER ENTERING 12154
71 AFTER TALKING 12083
72 BEFORE INSTALLING 12040
73 AFTER BECOMING 12018
74 AFTER FALLING 11966
75 AFTER ARRIVING 11951
76 AFTER HITTING 11937
77 BEFORE RUNNING 11894
78 BEFORE SIGNING 11746
79 BEFORE SUBMITTING 11736
80 AFTER PASSING 11664
81 BEFORE PLACING 11664
82 BEFORE HITTING 11518
83 BEFORE SETTING 11451
84 AFTER PUTTING 11273
85 AFTER SIGNING 11226
86 AFTER CHECKING 10965
87 AFTER POSTING 10883
88 BEFORE PURCHASING 10727
89 AFTER MISSING 10585
90 AFTER CLICKING 10566
91 BEFORE COMMITTING 10432
92 BEFORE ARRIVING 10322
93 AFTER VISITING 10269
94 AFTER SETTING 10208
95 BEFORE OPENING 10104
96 AFTER ATTENDING 9908
97 AFTER REACHING 9845
98 AFTER FAILING 9663
99 AFTER SCORING 9214
100 AFTER LISTENING 9144


A2 Vocabulary:

adding, arriving, becoming, checking, clicking, completing, deciding, entering, failing, falling, hitting, joining, losing, missing,

moving, passing, posting, receiving, returning, serving, spending, trying, turning, winning

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