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Joined: February 12, 2005
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(Starting to suspect I know the identity of Persephone.)
It's ugly alright. I think it jars because it seems to be operating as an adverb rather than a conjunction, as Persephone points out, making it seem like there's a word missing. 'Immediately after' is comforting but it's a complete contradiction in terms.
My guess is this came into legitimacy by common usage so I'd therefore be wary of trying to find a grammatical rule to explain it... it's a grammatical abomination! :)
February 12, 2005, 7:19am
At and to are not adverbs but prepositions.
It's a noun that looks like an adverb because you've dropped out 'now at' or 'here now at' from the sentence.
February 12, 2005, 6:42am
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