Prepositions - After

Prepositions - After

  • After means later than or following.

    Pattern 1: be + after + noun
    The reception is after the wedding ceremony.

    Pattern 2: after + gerund form of verb + noun
    After finishing your homework, you can watch television.

    Pattern 3: after (conjunction) + subject noun + verb After you finish your homework, you can watch television.

    Pattern 4: verb + after (conjunction) + subject noun + verb The boss left after I came in.

  • After can mean lower in value or rank.
    That school's athletes placed after ours in the playoffs.

  • After can mean in pursuit of.

    Pattern: verb + after + noun
    The cat ran after the mouse.

    Verbs often used before after:
    be, come, go, run

  • After can mean because of.

    Pattern: adjective . . . + after + noun
    He was mad at her after her behavior at the party.

    Typical nouns used after after:
    attitude, behavior, failure, kindness, manners, outburst, reaction, success

  • After can mean in spite of.

    Pattern: after + verb in gerund form
    They never got married, after dating for years.
    After reading this article three times, I still don't understand it.

  • After can mean in the style of.

    Pattern: noun + after + noun
    The school play was a drama after Shakespeare.

  • After can indicate continuously.

    Pattern: time period + after + same time period
    The man waited night after night for his telephone to ring.
    Life got harder year after year.
    His mother told him time after time to clean up his room.

    Nouns often used with this meaning:
    day, hour, month, night, time, week, year
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    Major Wars Of 20th Century

    Northern Expedition

    Years 1926 1928 Battle deaths 126,500 The Northern Expedition was a military campaign led by Chiang Kai Shek in 1927 intended to unify China under the rule of the Kuomintang and ending the rule of local warlords. It was largely successful at these objectives. During the Northern Expedition, the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China were cooperating with each other.The Northern Expedition began from a base area in Guangdong province. Chiang was able to achieve victory over the warlords in large part because both the National Revolutionary Army and the Kuomintang were far better organized than the warlord armies which they faced. In addition, Chiang had the advantage of a chain reaction effect as victory over one warlord encouraged others to defect to Chiang which strengthened his position even more.Today, the Northern Expedition is viewed positively both in Mainland China and on Taiwan because it ended a period of anarchy and started the formation of a effective Chinese central government.

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