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Hi guys,

Is it common usage to use the phrase "soon after" seperately without explanatory words after them?

As for your reference, there is a sentence below.

Thanks~

pb

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Soon after, they came across a little house made out of candy.

(If this is akaward, is there any substitutes for that, except "after a while"? )
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Hi,

Is it common usage to use the phrase "soon after" seperately without explanatory words after them?

As for your reference, there is a sentence below.

Thanks~

pb

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Soon after, they came across a little house made out of candy.

(If this is akaward, is there any substitutes for that, except "after a while"? )

Yes, it's common in casual English. But the explanatory words would need to be in some previous sentence.

Clive
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Is it common usage to use the phrase "soon after" separately without explanatory words after them? Yes.

As for your reference, there is a sentence below.

Thanks~

pb

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Soon after, they came across a little house made out of candy.

You can say eg Soon after that, they came across a little house made out of candy.

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Dear All,
How about this exemple:
Soon after the forum began, i was standing at the door.

Many Thanks.
Soon after the forum began, I was standing at the door.

That is OK, but its significance is murky.
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One day, a little rabbit saw an older rabbit digging a hole in the ground and decided to dig one himself. After a while of digging, he felt tired.

As he was taking a rest by the hole, he saw a girl rabbit digging a hole on a slope near a tree, and he thought it might be easier to dig the hole over there (as the ground is less hard), so he started digging a new hole next to her.

Soon after, he found that it was just as difficult as it was, so he stopped after he had dug it 3inches deep. Both older rabbits had already finished digging and were putting some leaves inside to make the holes soft and comfy.

Suddenly, it rained. Both the older rabbits ran ‘home’, but the little rabbit could only squeeze his body in, leaving his head soaked in the rain.

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