Your Pain Is Our Pleasure
24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More
February 12, 2005
Total number of comments
Total number of votes received
(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! :)
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.
©2018 CYCLE Interactive, LLC.All Rights Reserved.