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    A man ... will have his prize given to charity after he ate the ticket in protest.

    Airline to give man's prize money to charity - Yahoo!7
    A man who won $15,200 on an airline scratchie will have his prize given to charity after he ate the ticket in protest.

    Is after he ate okay? What about "because he has eaten" instead?

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    Re: A man ... will have his prize given to charity after he ate the ticket in protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Airline to give man's prize money to charity - Yahoo!7
    A man who won $15,200 on an airline scratchie will have his prize given to charity after he ate the ticket in protest.

    Is after he ate okay? What about "because he has eaten" instead?
    In this case, 'after' implies 'because'. It's a common idiom.
    "He exploded after he ate too much lunch."
    "Libya declares war after US fires on Tripoli."
    "She won't talk to him after he insulted her the other day."

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    Re: A man ... will have his prize given to charity after he ate the ticket in protest

    Even if we understand 'after' with a time meaning, the word itself makes the sequence of the actions clear, so the past perfect is not essential.

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