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    #1

    Red face afterwards / later

    I know that we can say '8 days later'
    but I doubt if '8 days afterwards' is correct.

    Also, how about '8 days after'?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: afterwards / later

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    All three of them sound fine.
    I only got the package 8 days later.
    I only got the package 8 days afterwards.
    I only got the package 8 days after.

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    #3

    Re: afterwards / later

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    (not a teacher)

    All three of them sound fine.
    I only got the package 8 days later.
    I only got the package 8 days afterwards.
    I only got the package 8 days after.
    Hi,

    Maybe, in the last example, I'd say something like a time reference is needed for full meaning: I only got the package 8 days after ordering/having ordered it/placing the order.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: afterwards / later

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi,

    Maybe, in the last example, I'd say something like a time reference is needed for full meaning: I only got the package 8 days after ordering/having ordered it/placing the order.

    charliedeut
    It would not be uncommon to hear/read ".....8 days after." as such in AmE, but a time reference could/should (in that sentence) and should (in the first two) have been mentioned prior to all three statements.

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