Can one use: a. Tom and Tina went to the movies and made out. instead of: b. Tom and Tina went to the movies and later made out. Is (a) clear enough? Doesn't it give the impression that they made out at the movies? I think an adverb (either "later" or "afterwards" or "then") is absolutely necessary, or else the sentence will give the wrong impression. Maybe there are cases where an adverb would not be necessary. I am sure there are. But here, the reader would misunderstand the meaning of the sentence if there is no adverb that clarifies the order of events.... That is how I feel about it... But maybe I am wrong? Many thanks.