I saw two sentences in one of threads:
(1) Having finished our work, we went home.
(2) After finishing our work, we went home.
I have a question which was perhaps already answered in that thread but I couldn't understand it.
As far as I know, "-ing" always tells us about duration, i.e. when we want to emphasize an action doesn't happen immediately. But translating (1) and (2) into my native language, I can convey this sense only in (2) but not in (1). For this reason, could you please make it more clear to me:
Is it correct that in (1) "having finished" denotes that the process of finishing took some time?
Is it correct that in (2) "finishing" denotes that the process of finishing took some time?