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nightdream
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:07:42 AM

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Are both of them correct/natural/common:


1/ Having reached the entrance, ... (do something).

2/ When you reach the entrance, ... (do something).

kfoob
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:37:10 PM

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1 feels more literal, like narrating a story. Also feels like the text does not call out to the reader.
2 feels like a step-by-step guide or 'how-to' directions. The reader feels addressed.
nightdream
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:46:45 PM

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kfoob wrote:
1 feels more literal, like narrating a story. Also feels like the text does not call out to the reader.
2 feels like a step-by-step guide or 'how-to' directions. The reader feels addressed.


Did you mean that the 2-nd is better?
FounDit
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 9:58:40 AM

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nightdream wrote:
Are both of them correct/natural/common:
Both of them are correct and natural, but used for different things. kafoob shows how both can be used.

1/ Having reached the entrance, ... (do something).

2/ When you reach the entrance, ... (do something).

nightdream
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 10:03:05 AM

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FounDit wrote:
nightdream wrote:
Are both of them correct/natural/common:
Both of them are correct and natural, but used for different things. kafoob shows how both can be used.

1/ Having reached the entrance, ... (do something).

2/ When you reach the entrance, ... (do something).




Thank you!
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