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    #1

    when/and then I got a bad case of malaria

    It was halfway through the year and then I got a bad case of malaria.

    Is the "and then" means "when" in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: when/and then I got a bad case of malaria

    Nope, but you're right about it referring to sequencing time.

    It means,

    First, I got halfway through the year, and then, after having done that, I got malaria.


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    Re: when/and then I got a bad case of malaria

    Thank you casiopea. But I can't understand what you mean by this:
    First, I got halfway through the year, and then, after having done that, I got malaria.
    Could you explain it to me again? [Particularly I can't understand the highlighted parts]


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    #4

    Re: when/and then I got a bad case of malaria

    Taking the year as starting in January, you have reached June [which is halfway through the year] and have now developed malaria.

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