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    Cool It was several hours later

    Chapter 2 from a novel begins: "It was several hours later. The shot sailor had been taken to hospital...", what follows is the continuation of the novel.

    But what's the exact meaning of the sentence here? I mean:


    1) Simply, "It happened several hours later."

    2) "Several hours have passed". connoting "from something had taken place before"

    The fact after "later" there is a full stop is a little odd for me

    Matter of nuance, I know, but I'd appreciate any help. Thank You

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    Re: It was several hours later

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Chapter 2 from a novel begins: "It was several hours later. The shot sailor had been taken to hospital...", what follows is the continuation of the novel.

    But what's the exact meaning of the sentence here? I mean:


    1) Simply, "It happened several hours later."

    2) "Several hours have passed". connoting "from something had taken place before"

    The fact after "later" there is a full stop is a little odd for me

    Matter of nuance, I know, but I'd appreciate any help. Thank You
    2) is the correct meaning

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