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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    #1

    Beyond vs After

    What is the difference between "beyond" and "after" when relating to "time"?
    ex:
    I think the party will go beyond midnight
    I think the party will go until after midnight

    Which is the right sentence? Why?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Beyond vs After

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    What is the difference between "beyond" and "after" when relating to "time"?
    ex:
    I think the party will go beyond midnight
    I think the party will go until after midnight

    Which is the right sentence? Why?
    Neither, in that they should read "I think the party will go on beyond midnight/will go on after midnight".

    The first is looking at the progression of time, the second is looking at the status of the time.

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