Difference between Afterwards and After

What is the difference between Afterwards and After?

Afterwards as an adverb is at a later or succeeding time. while After as an adverb is behind; later in time; following.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: At a later or succeeding time.

Example sentence: You know, we have two families: the one we're born into, and the one that we make for ourselves afterwards.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: Behind; later in time; following.

Part of speech: conjunction

Definition: .

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: At or towards the stern of a shipLater; subsequent.

Part of speech: preposition

Definition: subsequently to; following in time; later than.behindin pursuit of, seekingin allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencingnext in importance or rankas a result ofin spite of

Example sentence: We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

We hope you now know whether to use Afterwards or After in your sentence.

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