Afterward vs Afterwards - What's the difference?

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Afterwards is a synonym of afterward.

Afterward is a synonym of afterwards.


As adverbs the difference between afterward and afterwards

is that afterward is (us) subsequently to some other action while afterwards is (temporal location) at a later or succeeding time.

afterward

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (US) subsequently to some other action
  • Derived terms

    * afterwardness

    Synonyms

    * (Commonwealth English ) afterwards

    Antonyms

    * beforehand

    See also

    * afterword

    afterwards

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (temporal location) At a later or succeeding time.
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  • , date=November 3 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
    Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards , first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny Ryazantsev at his near post.}}

    Synonyms

    * afterward

    Antonyms

    * beforehand