How long after or how long...after

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dear life, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Dear life

    Dear life Senior Member

    How long after the dinner should we take our breakfast?/ How long should we take our breakfast after dinner?
    We should take breakfast () hours after dinner.

    Which question is correct? I guess, only the first one is correct.
    Please help!
  2. velisarius Senior Member

    British English (Sussex)
    The first question is better, but I'm not sure whether it is the best way to say what you mean. It doesn't sound completely idiomatic to me personally.

    My suggestions:
    How long after dinner should we wait before having breakfast the next day?
    How soon after last night's dinner can we have breakfast?

    We should take/have breakfast twelve hours after our dinner the previous night.
  3. Dear life

    Dear life Senior Member

    Thanks velisarius :)

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