[045] Two Very Short Questions - Remaining / Before I Knew It -

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Sep 17, 2012 19:55 exlang-verb exlang-tense exlang-aspect
(A) I think (A-1) is correct, but I'm not sure (A-2) sounds natural as a rephrasing of (A-1). What do you think?

(A-1) We still have many things to learn from foreign ways of life.
(A-2) Many things to learn from foreign ways of life still remain.


(B) Which do you think sound more natural? (My opinion is (B-1) does.)

(B-1) Yesterday I met a friend after a long separation. She had become a mother of a child before I knew it.
(B-2) Yesterday I met a friend after a long separation. She became a mother of a child before I knew it.



I'd appreciate your opinion!
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