• I won't listen without having you having eaten the apple.

  • I won't listen without having you ate the apple.

Are these sentences grammatically correct? Or is it rather awkward that the below having-you part should be completely revised? Having eaten and**ate* are supposed to mean completed speech.

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    Perhaps you can explain more about the sense you want to get across.
    – tgdavies
    Mar 2, 2021 at 6:29

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"I won't listen until you have eaten the apple" or "I won't listen unless you eat the apple" would be the natural ways of putting this in English. You could also say "I won't listen without having you eat the apple", but that sounds less natural, and also means that the listening would start while the apple was being eaten, not when it has been eaten

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