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    ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...


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    Apple to launch iPhone in China - CNN.com
    Apple's iPhone is set to make its debut in China by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator.

    Wouldn't it be correct to say "reaches"?
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    Exclamation Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    Apple to launch iPhone in China - CNN.com
    Apple's iPhone is set to make its debut in China by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator.

    Wouldn't it be correct to say "reaches"?


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    The word "after" acts as a conjunction joining two claues expressing two events, one event following another event. So the event that is followed, is always at a time in the past to the other event


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    Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Sorry, but I still don't understand.

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    Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Sorry, but I still don't understand.
    Apple's iPhone is set to make its debut in China by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator.

    "The iPhone is set to make it's debut..." this means that it is ready, everything is in place for it to make it's debut. This is possible because the company has reached an agreement with China Unicom.

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    Exclamation Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Sorry, but I still don't understand.
    One event is "The iPhone is set to make it's debut..." and it is joined by the conjunction "after" to another event which is subsequent to the time that: the US company reached agreement with China Unicom


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    Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Isn't it better to say: "Apple's iPhone is set to make its debut in China by the end of this year because the US company reached agreement with China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator"?

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    Re: ... by the end of this year after the US company reached agreement with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Isn't it better to say: "Apple's iPhone is set to make its debut in China by the end of this year because the US company reached agreement with China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator"?
    It's a possible alternative but it's not better, and it doesn't mean exactly the same.

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