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    #1

    Is it correct?

    Are 'lately' and 'later' used properly in the following sentence?

    I replied lately and realized later that I replied on a wrong subject

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by rramu View Post
    Are 'lately' and 'later' used properly in the following sentence?

    I replied lately and realized later that I replied on a wrong subject


    Hello, (I am not a teacher),

    Like you know the word lately is an adverb and tell us something about the verb, in this case 'reply'. The second word is 'later' it can be an adverb or an adjective but in your sentence it's an adjective which means 'after'. Maybe you can write the word in a better ording.

    See you soon.


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    Re: Is it correct?

    (Not a teacher)

    Is the meaning of the sentence that you are now replying to something that you had already replied to, but the initial reply wasn't the correct subject?

    If so, perhaps 'I replied earlier and only realised later that my reply was on the wrong subject'.

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