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    Way after/back

    Hi guys,

    Please tell the meaning of "Way back" and "Way after"?

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    #2

    Re: Way after/back

    Depending on context. "way back" can mean "far back in the past" and "way after" can mean "far ahead in the future".

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    Re: Way after/back

    "Way" is an adverb here, used to denote intensity or degree.

    Context would help, of course, like always.

    If a DJ said a song was from "way back" in the archives, it would mean it was very old.

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    Re: Way after/back

    so "Way after 07/06/14", means its been a long time since this date.

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    Re: Way after/back

    We would, as usual, need context and a complete sentence. If the complete sentence were "It happened way after the 7th of June 2014", then we would know it was a long time after that date. I find that quite odd as we are now only a couple of months past the 7th of June this year.

    John - When did The Beatles have their first number 1 record?
    Jane - Um, about 1952 I think.
    Steve - No, it was way after 1952. It was more like 1963.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Aug-2014 at 16:46. Reason: Typo correction
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Way after/back

    I think you meant 'It happened way after [...]'.

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