after the car started

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Does it sound awakward? Does "have been sleeping" have to be corrected to "slept", a one-time action to match "after"?

gz130)The kids have been sleeping in the car seats after the car started.
 

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Yes - or 'went to sleep'.
 

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Does it sound awakward? Does "have been sleeping" have to be corrected to "slept", a one-time action to match "after"?

gz130)The kids have been sleeping in the car seats after the car started.

In that example I would prefer to use "since" rather than "after".
 
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