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    #1

    "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    Shouldn't it be "I've known him only after he left the Earth"? Also please suggest better alternatives.

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    #2

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    Do you mean you got to know the person in some other planet? That is a weird sentence.
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    #3

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    I would use 'knew' instead of the simple present 'know', which does not agree with the simple past 'left'.
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    #4

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    It would still be a rather strange thing to say.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Sep-2016 at 07:22. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #5

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    I assume the speaker is an extraterrestrial creature.
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    #6

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    ...whose first language was not English. ET should have said 'Earth' - no 'the'.

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    #7

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    "I came to know him only after he left Earth".

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    "I came to know him only after he left the earth".

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    #8

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    I have known him since he left Earth.
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    #9

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    What is the source of your quoted sentence, MeyaN?

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    #10

    Re: "I know him only after he left the Earth".

    Referring to a scholar who passed away years ago and whom I came to know about very recently.

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