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"Although Adams has no ownership stake in the franchise, as has been erroneously reported, he drew compensation from the team until beginning his investigation in March 2006."

Can the below sentence be an alternative to above?

"Although Adams has no ownership stake in the franchise, as has been erroneously reported, he drew compensation from the team until the beginning of his investigation in March 2006."

Please throw your comments.
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Hi Sarangadhar

Your version seems just as good to me.

CB
Yes, 2nd one is mine.

How about the first one? is it correct OR is it not a regular form?
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Given the structure:
he drew compensation from the team until beginning his investigation in March 2006.

One possible paraphrase is as you have written it:
he drew compensation from the team until the beginning of his investigation in March 2006.

But a better paraphrase is:
he drew compensation from the team until he began his investigation in March 2006.

The reason is that beginning is more of a verb than a noun after until. The subject that is assumed in an until -ing structure is the subject of the main clause that goes with the until clause.

In addition to until, the expressions since, before, and after are also used in this construction.

Marilyn looked through the window before knocking on the door. (... before she knocked ...)
Since learning the bad news, Sally has been very quiet. (Since she learned ...)
After raking the leaves, Don swept the walk. (After he raked ...)

I'm just guessing, but I believe this construction is more used with before and after than with the others.

CJ
How about:

he had drawn compensation from the team until he began his investigation in March 2006.

Since these two actions occured one after the other, how about using past perfect (for earlisr one) and past simple(for the later one)?
That's also possible, but entirely unnecessary.

CJ
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Thanks CJ.