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    What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    Anna had a baby yesterday.
    He was born at 1.15 yesterday morning.
    He weighed 3 kilograms.
    They are going to call him John – after John, his grandfather. His grandfather’s birthday is June 16th too – but he was born in 1945!
    The baby’s parents were born in 1974.
    Does after mean "also" in the previous sentence?

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    No. They're giving him the same name as his grandfather.

    "They named their daughter 'Madonna', after the Virgin Mary."

    "The Beckhams called their son 'Brooklyn' after the place where he was conceived."

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    Thank you so much Rover

    Can i also say
    "Tom is tall, after his father" (Tom and his father are tall)?
    "Sara is beautiful, after her mother" (She looks beautiful like her mother)?
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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    not a teacher

    Normally "take after", meaning "resemble", "look like", is used here.
    "Tom is tall, he takes after his father".
    "Tom takes after his father who is very tall".

    It can also be used for characteristics of personality:
    "Mary is quite creative, she takes after her mother who's an artist".

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    #5

    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    Do you mean the sentences in my previous post are incorrect?

    and thanks

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    Unfortunately, yes; they are incorrect.

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    "After" in the sense it was used in your first post only works for "to name someone after someone/something".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    Thanks all of you

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    Re: What does "after" mean in this sentence?

    shb, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

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