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You use after when you are talking about time. For example, if something is going to happen during the day after or the weekend after a particular time, it is going to happen during the following day or during the following weekend.
tomorrow, or the day after
Subsequently the arrangement was terminated.
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If you do something or if something happens afterwards , you do it or it happens after a particular event or time that has already been mentioned .