Chapter 5 and after/afterwards

Discussion in 'English Only' started by verastar, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. verastar Member

    Mandarin Chinese
    Hi, if I want to say that Chapter 5 all the chapters after Chapter 5 have been proofread, should I say:
    1. Chapter 5 and after have been proofread.
    2. Chapter 5 and afterwards have been proofread.
    3. Neither of the above is correct. Chapter 5 and ______ have been proofread.

    Similarly, If I want to say Chapter 5 and all the chapters before chapter 5 have been proofread, should I say "Chater 5 and before have been proofread" or something else?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I might say "Chapters 5 and onward have been proofread" if I had to use that construction.
     
  3. verastar Member

    Mandarin Chinese
    Thanks Copyright!
    But does after/afterward(s) sound awkward? Or you just prefer "onward"?
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    It sounds a little awkward to me, but it took me a while to even think up how to say it with your construction. If I had done the proofreading myself, I would have said, "I've proofread the book from chapter 5 to the end." Or "... from chapter 5 onwards."

    If someone else proofread it, I might say, "The book/paper/document/manuscript has been proofread from chapter 5 to the end."
     
  5. verastar Member

    Mandarin Chinese
    Hmm... I see...
    Thanks!
     
  6. There's a useful bit if Latin to cover this: '...chapter 5 et seq (and what follows).'
     
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  7. verastar Member

    Mandarin Chinese
    It's quite useful indeed:)
    Thanks!
     
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  8. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    It might be useful if I'd ever heard it before ... and I expect I'm not alone in my ignorance. :)
     
  9. We're all able to learn useful words and phrases in this forum.
     
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