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bg1996

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Cantonese,Mandarin;Kwangtung/Guangdong,hk
Can I say: "Later on, I wrote a letter to her." and "He hasn't been smoking later."? Someone said to me ""later on" is used after a continual action, and "later" isn't." What about your advice?
 
  • Crockett

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    US English
    I think the first one is right. As for the second, "he hasn't been smoking lately." On second thought, if you were making a comparison, "he hasn't been smoking later" would be correct when you add something like, "than 10 o'clock."
     
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