following/after

Maybo

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1.She was tired and fell asleep following a long shift.
She was tired and fell asleep after a long shift.



2.He died after being threatened with expulsion following his poor exam performance.
He died following being threatened with expulsion after his poor exam performance.

When should I use "following" or "after"? Are they interchangeable?
 
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Maybo

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How about this? "He died following being threatened with expulsion."
 
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