Before, After, Without + VerbING – English Grammar Lesson

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After the prepositions before, after, and without, we use the VerbING, like this:

  • Please put your dish in the sink after eating.
  • I always have a lot of energy after exercising.
  • Before eating something, please wash your hands.
  • Make sure you have your passport before leaving for the airport.
  • If you go outside without drying your hair, you may catch a cold.
  • Jack played his new X-box game for ten hours without stopping!

Also after the prepositions before and after, you can use [subject + verb] , like this:

  • Please put your dish in the sink after you eat.
  • I always have a lot of energy after I exercise.
  • Before you eat something, please wash your hands.
  • Make sure you have your passport before you leave for the airport.

Do you always wash your hands after coming home? It’s a good habit to get into, especially in the colder months of the year.

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