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    #1

    following

    The city’s 3.8 million people had been without water for more than four days following the dumping of 100 tons of benzene into the river on Nov.

    I understand that this means that 100 tons of benzene were dumped into the river and consequently 3.8 million people had to be without water.
    I find "following" a bit hard to assimilate because of the word order.
    What synonyms can you use to replace "following" without changing the word order in the text above?

  1. #2

    Re: following

    I'd probably use "after" right there

  2. #3

    Red face Re: following

    You could also use 'because of', 'as a result/consequence of', and 'due to'.
    Hope this helps,
    Dippit

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    #4

    Re: following

    OK
    Thank you both

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