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afterwards or afterward Afterwards or afterward, he became her husband.
Oct 15, 2016 7:09 PM
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The Oxford Dictionary (a British Dictionary) lists "afterward" as an American version of "afterwards": The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (an American dictionary) lists "afterwards" as a variant of "afterward", and searching for "afterwards" redirects you to "afterward": So it appears that "afterward" is American English and "afterwards" is British English. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I looked it up on Etymonline, and apparently the original word was "æftanweard", and the "s" was added "c. 1300, from afterward (q.v.)" as a "adverbial genitive -s". Apparently it was common in Old English for nouns functioning as adverbs to have an "s" added to the end:
October 15, 2016
Afterwards is correct.
October 15, 2016
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