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    Smile After me vs After my life

    Hi,

    Do these two expressions have the same meaning or they are different?

    "After me & After my life"

    How would we use them in a sentence?

    From past few weeks you have been after my life to get back the money, which you had lend me a few months ago.

    From past few weeks you have been after me to get back the money, which you had lend me a few months ago.

    My parents have been after me to persue higher education.

    My parents have been after my life to persue higher education.

    Which of these constructions are correct and why?

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    Default Re: After me vs After my life

    Can anybody post a reply on this..?

    I ve been told that "after my life" means, someone wants to kill you or take your life and "after me" refers to being after you, constant chasing you to do something or get something out of you.

    Am I right?

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    Default Re: After me vs After my life

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Do these two expressions have the same meaning or they are different?

    "After me & After my life"

    How would we use them in a sentence?

    From past few weeks you have been after my life to get back the money, which you had lend me a few months ago.

    From past few weeks you have been after me to get back the money, which you had lend me a few months ago.

    My parents have been after me to persue higher education.

    My parents have been after my life to persue higher education.

    Which of these constructions are correct and why?

    Thanks
    The correct phrase for your sentences is "after me".

    In this case "me" means "you". However, your life is not you even though you live your life. You are you, and your life is your life. People can be after you, but they can't be after your life.

    Also, it should be "for the past few weeks", not "from the past few weeks".
    Last edited by PROESL; 25-Aug-2009 at 20:03.

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    Default Re: After me vs After my life

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Can anybody post a reply on this..?

    I ve been told that "after my life" means, someone wants to kill you or take your life and "after me" refers to being after you, constant chasing you to do something or get something out of you.

    Am I right?
    Yes, you are right, if someone is "after your life" it means they want to take your life (kill you).

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