after have been - being - time clause

CORALINNA

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brasil
After I've been in an argument, I need to be by myself for an hour or two.

If I reduced the time clause, what's the answer?

1) After having been in an argument, I need to be by myself for an hour or two.
2) After being in an argument, I need to be by myself for an hour or two.
 
  • Tony100000

    Senior Member
    Portuguese
    Ambas são possíveis, sendo que "being" seria a mais usual. Neste caso, o Present Perfect enfatiza um certo tipo de conclusão. Se isto não for necessário, "being" é usado.
     
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