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went or going

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went or going

Postby liliy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:31 pm

hello

I went to the shops before going to work.
I went to the shops before I went to work.

Which sentence is more correct and why 'going' is used with no 'am'?

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Re: went or going

Postby Alan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:44 am

Both are correct, but the first - where 'going' is a gerund, the object of the preposition 'before' - is the more natural of the two.
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