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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:37:35 AM

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Do these mean the same?

After you had all that happen what did you say?
After all that happening what did you say?
After all that happened, what did you say?
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:11:34 AM

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Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Do these mean the same?

After you had all that happen what did you say?
After all that happening what did you say?
After all that happened, what did you say?


Yes. These are just different ways of saying the same thing with the last one being the most common.
tautophile
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:13:12 AM
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It appears that all three sentences are meant to mean the same. But they don't mean quite the same.

Suppose you witness some event and are describing it to someone else. When you've finished describing the event, the person you're talking to might ask, "After all that happened, what did you say?" That is good English, colloquial, grammatical, and easy to understand. You're being asked to continue the story.

That person could say "After you had all that happen, what did you say?" or "After all that happening what did you say?" But both of those sentences are confusing.

The first is grammatical, but needs a comma (which I have inserted). It suggests that you may have caused the event, or (more likely) that the event happened to you even though it was caused by someone or something else.

The second ("After all that happening..."), however, is not grammatical; it seems to confuse tenses.

Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:55:08 AM

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tautophile wrote:


The second ("After all that happening..."), however, is not grammatical; it seems to confuse tenses.



Surprisingly, but I took it from a native speaker on YOUTUBE.

You know, even after all the delay happening, how did it actually feel when the game was finally live?

Do you think it wrong?
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