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English definition of “after”


conjunction     /ˈɑːf.tər/ US  /ˈæf.tɚ/
B1 at a time that is later than another event : Three months after they moved out, the house was still empty . Soon / shortly after we set off, the car started to make a strange noise . I went to the post office straight / immediately after I left you.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind Grammar:After, afterwardsGrammar:After as a preposition and conjunctionAfter means ‘later than’ and ‘next in time or place’.Grammar:After or afterwards as an adverbWe can use after as an adverb, but afterwards is more common. When after is used, it is usually as part of an adverb phrase:Grammar:After: typical errorWhen after refers to future time, we use the present simple, not the future with shall or will:
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