Having finished breakfast, I went out for a walk.


#1
  1. After finished/ had finished/ having finished breakfast, I went out for a walk.

#2

As I see it: Having finished breakfast, I went out for a walk. (You could hardly ever say that, only write.)

“After I finished…I went out…” would be quite enough for a native speaker (such markers as ‘before\after’ usually make everything clear in a sequence of actions.)

“After I had finished…I went out…”—if you’re passing a test. Of course, you should show you know a thing or two about Past Perfect.


#3

Eugene, could you elaborate why it cannot be said. We do use perfective participle phrases in spoken contexts as well.


#4

In everyday conversations?—I doubt it. If only you were making a point of sounding formal. Not before your peers surely.


#5

Before anyone surely. Do you think it is offensive or unbecoming or improper or inapt?


#6

How about “I went for a walk after breakfast” or “After breakfast I went for a walk”?[YSaerTTEW443543]

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#7

Just needlessly flowery.


#8

Sounds fine to me.


#9

To me too ;-)[YSaerTTEW443543]

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