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    Question what form is correct?

    I arrived first and Tom arrived after/later

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    Quote Originally Posted by timi_julie View Post
    I arrived first and Tom arrived after/later
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    You could say either I arrived first and Tom arrived after me or I arrived first and Tom arrived later.

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    Re: what form is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by timi_julie View Post
    I arrived first and Tom arrived after/later
    Hilary got here at midday and Nicholas arrived soon after.

    after = adv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discoverer1 View Post
    Hilary got here at midday and Nicholas arrived soon after.

    after = adv.

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    That's it - normally, after (adverb) is preceded by another adverb like soon, shortly, straight, etc.
    Mind you, the adverb after left alone in a sentence is common, I reckon, in informal speech, with the meaning of later.

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