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    in the wake of

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    In the wake of World War I, Giannini bought up and expanded an Italian chain banking system, enthusiastically financing Mussolini’s enterprises. (V. Petro, “The Empire of High Finance”)

    Mrs. McGillicuddy panted along the platform in the wake of the porter carrying her suitcase.

    in the wake of something or somebody = immediately after, the first thing after; right after somebody or something; as a result of

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: in the wake of

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    In the wake of World War I, Giannini bought up and expanded an Italian chain banking system, enthusiastically financing Mussolini’s enterprises. (V. Petro, “The Empire of High Finance”)

    Mrs. McGillicuddy panted along the platform in the wake of the porter carrying her suitcase.

    in the wake of something or somebody = immediately after, the first thing after; right after somebody or something; as a result of

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    A wake is the track left by a boat or ship on the surface of the water. Your conclusions about in the wake of are correct.

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