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    Smile Alternatively,Subsequently,Now after, hereafter from now

    please be kind enough to clear my following doubts with examples.

    Use of :


    Now after
    from now

    if other suitable for the just below words(Now after
    from now) please let me learn.

    Thank you...

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    Re: Alternatively,Subsequently,Now after, hereafter from now

    [Disclaimer: Not a teacher]

    Hey there :)

    I may be able to help with the first two.

    "Alternatively" is related to choice. (Like, an alternative is one of two or more choices you can make regarding your actions or course of action.)

    Example: We could go to the cinema. Alternatively, we could stay at home.
    (Meaning, one choice we have is the cinema. The other is staying at home.)

    "Subsequently" is related to time. You could simply say "afterwards".

    Example: He insulted his mother. He apologised subsequently. (Meaning he apologised afterwards.)

    Does this make sense?

    As for the rest, what's "now after"? Have you read this somewhere? Can you give me an example of where you've seen it used?

    "Hereafter" can mean "from now on" (don't forget the "on"). Example:

    Hereafter I will not accept her calls. (Meaning that, from this moment in time, I won't accept her calls.)

    It can also mean "in the following". Example:

    A list of their names is recorded hereafter. (Meaning a list will follow this paragraph, chapter, etc.)

    You can use "hereafter" with the past tense but maybe that gets a bit difficult now. Let me know if you need examples for this.

    "From now on" means "from this moment in time onward. Example:

    I will be careful from now on. (Meaning that, from this moment in time into the future, I will be more careful.)

    From now on my home is in England. (Meaning I'll be living in England from this moment in time.)

    If you need to use this is in the past tense it's "from THEN on". Example:

    From then on, my home was in England. (Meaning from a moment in time in the past, I lived in England for a time.)

    Does this help a little bit? Please ask me if I've confused you more! :)

    Grammar is your friend. Even the gerund.


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