Friday, March 4, 2011

English Common Errors: Afterwards - English editing.

Afterwards suggests that the next thing happens as soon as the last thing has finished: ‘on Saturday morning I went to see Adrian in hospital. Afterwards I drove into town to do some shopping’.

When there is a long interval or delay between two actions or events, use later on: ‘I couldn’t understand why she hadn’t answered my letters. Later on I discovered that she had moved to a new address’.

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