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After doing with 〜てから

One action or event closely following on the completion of another is expressed by the first verb in て form followed by から. This gives the meaning of “after” or “since” doing the first action.


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Further Reading

  • Chino, Naoko. "Expressing Time Relationships." Japanese Verbs at a Glance, Kodansha, 2000, p. 89
  • Chino, Naoko. "Basic Pattern 41." A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, Kodansha, 2000, pp. 177–178
  • Kamiya, Takeo. "Usage of Verb Forms." The Handbook of Japanese Verbs, Kodansha, 2001, p. 155
  • Kamiya, Taeko. "Actions: in Progress, Completed, Successive, Simultaneous, and Miscellaneous." Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, pp. 122–123
  • Makino, Seiichi and Michio Tsutsui. "Main Entries." A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times Ltd., 1989, pp. 177–178