, after reading that ad,

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My little son lost yesterday in the shopping mall while I was busy doing shopping. I have given an ad in a newspaper so that people who find my son can contact me.
I think that people will contact me after reading that ad.

Can I say "I think that people, after reading that ad, will contact me." istead of the coloured version?
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    You can say the second version, but it is not as natural as the first. If you did want to move "after reading the ad", then placing it between "that" and "people" would be better.

    I hope this is only an example for the correct use of English, not because the situation actually exists.
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