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    Gilchrist is remaining positive after she managed

    Hi,

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-10158375.html

    ''However, Gilchrist is remaining positive after she managed to wiggle her toes, and doctors told her she may be able to walk for an hour or two a day, the Warwick Daily News reported.''

    I've come across that sentence and would like to ask if it is OK to use 'after' in that sentence or should we use 'since.' If the sentence is wrong, I gather it's also incorrect to say 'after she has managed,' am I right? That is:

    1. However, Gilchrist is remaining positive since she managed to wiggle... (OK)
    2. However, Gilchrist is remaining positive after she has managed to wiggle... (Not OK)

    Thanks.

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    Re: Gilchrist is remaining positive after she managed

    I would use "since".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Gilchrist is remaining positive after she managed

    They're both good. 'After' has the advantage that, unlike 'since', it doesn't mean both 'after' and 'because' (though 'because' could be inferred in this case).

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