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"I was told years after I was born that..." "I was told years after my birth that..."

What should I use? Which is correct?

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  • Both are a-okay. Dec 19 '15 at 9:05
  • Agree, both are fine, "years after I was born" is slightly less formal than "years after my birth" and would probably be more common in natural speech.
    – user20827
    Dec 19 '15 at 10:47
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After I was born = after my birth. They mean the same thing. Though the former is in in the passive, it's much more common to use was/were born.

The phrase "after my birth" fits better in formal English.

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