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After is usually a preposition. If something happens after a particular time or event, it happens during the period that follows that time or event.
You can say that someone does something after doing something else.
Don't say that someone is 'after' a particular age. You say that they are over that age.
Don't use 'after' to say that something is at the back of something else. The word you use is behind.
Afterwards is an adverb. If something happens afterwards, it happens after a particular event or time that has already been mentioned. You often use afterwards in expressions like not long afterwards, soon afterwards, and shortly afterwards.
Afterward is also sometimes used, especially in American English.
Later is an adverb. You use later to refer to a time or situation that follows the time when you are speaking.
A little, much, and not much can be used with later.
|Adj.||1.||later - coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"|
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"
|2.||later - at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"|
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
|Adv.||1.||later - happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that"|
|2.||later - at some eventual time in the future; "By and by he'll understand"; "I'll see you later"|
|3.||later - comparative of the adverb `late'; "he stayed later than you did"|
the gun was later found in his flat → más tarde se encontró la pistola en su piso
two years/ten minutes later → dos años/diez minutos después or más tarde
I'll do it later → lo haré luego or más tarde
later, when all the guests had left → luego or más tarde, cuando todos los invitados se habían marchado
later I discovered that he had lied → más tarde descubrí que había mentido
several whiskies later, I was rather the worse for wear → después de varios whiskies, se me empezaban a notar los efectos
later than expected → más tarde de lo esperado
all essays should be handed in no later than Monday → todos los trabajos deben entregarse el lunes a más tardar
only later → sólo más tarde
it was only later that I learned the truth → no descubrí la verdad hasta más tarde, sólo más tarde descubrí la verdad
later that day → más tarde or posteriormente ese día
later that morning/night → más tarde or posteriormente esa mañana/esa noche
the results will be available later today → los resultados se sabrán hoy mismo más tarde
see also see 1 2
see also sooner 1
later on → más tarde, más adelante
we'll be dealing with this in more detail later on → trataremos esto a fondo más tarde or más adelante
later on that day/night → aquel día/aquella noche más tarde
later on in the play/film → más adelante en la obra/película
later on in the morning/afternoon/evening → más entrada la mañana/tarde/noche
later on in life → más adelante
He changed his approach in later editions → Il a changé son approche dans les éditions ultérieures.
I'll do it later → Je ferai ça plus tard.
Burke later admitted he had lied → Burke admit plus tard qu'il avait menti.
see you later! → à tout à l'heure!, à plus tard !
some time later → quelque temps après
some weeks later → quelques semaines plus tard
some years later → quelques années plus tard
six years later → six ans plus tard
later on → ensuite
Later on I'll be speaking to Patty Davis → Je parlerai ensuite à Patty Davis.
later on today → plus tard dans la journée
he was later than usual → è arrivato più tardi del solito
Easter is later this year → Pasqua cade più tardi quest'anno
at a later stage or date → in un secondo momento
his later symphonies → le sue ultime sinfonie
this version is later than that one → questa versione è posteriore a or più recente di quella