San
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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Are these sentences both correct?

A. We ate cookies afterward.

B. Afterward, we ate cookies.

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  • 1 month ago
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    They are both grammatically correct insofar as English grammar is concerned. But spoken English like many other languages has a large component of idioms. As to idiomatic usage, I would vote for the first one. It might even require some addition of context such as: When we finished eating our dinner, we had cookies.

  • 1 month ago

    Except that the word is afterwords, yes.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    YES, they are both correct in American English

    [read below], even so, in my opinion the second one is slightly more literary.

    This means that in a conversation I’d use the first sentence (it sounds better), instead, if you are writing an essay, the second sentence is perfectly fine, even better.

     

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    Biscuits (🇬🇧) • Cookies (🇺🇸)

    Afterwards (🇬🇧) • Afterward (🇺🇸)

    Source(s): I hope I’ve helped you!
  • audrey
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both are perfectly correct.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, and they both mean the same thing, but in both cases it should be 'afterwards'.

  • 1 month ago

    If you want “American English” both are fine. In the UK we’d use “afterwards” instead of “afterward”.

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