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Unread Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:57 am
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Default what happened first?

I dont have good english understanding.

Im reading a book and this is what i just read.

"About 4 years ago, a year after my operation, I started looking for a new sporting activity and came across a free self defence class. Soon afterwards, as a direct consequence I started taking kickboxing classes".

My question is - Did this person do kickboxing classes first OR did he come across the self defence class first??

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Default Re: what happened first?

He came across the self defence class first. Look at the adverbial : soon afterwards.
Afterwards is an adverb which refers back to something already mentioned. So :

We had lunch, and afterwards we had coffee = We had lunch and after lunch we had coffee.

So here : I found a self defence class and soon afterwards I started kickboxing classes = I found a self defence class, and soon after I found the self-defence class, I started kick-boxing classes.
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