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    #1

    behind vs after

    Are the prepositions in these sentences interchangeable?
    Don’t forget to close the door after you.
    Kate shut the door behind her.
    I mean
    Don’t forget to close the door behind you.
    Kate shut the door after her.

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    #2

    Re: behind vs after

    Use "behind" in both sentences.
    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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    #3

    Re: behind vs after

    I'd probably use 'behind, but I think 'after' is fine.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Apr-2016 at 09:00.

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