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Use of word "followed"

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:40 pm
by AryanM
I recently came across a sentence that goes like this: "The investigation followed the discovery that....."
In what way is the word "followed" used here?

"A follows B...." / "A follows B that...." What comes after what? And the explanation behind it?

PS:- I am aware of the expression "followed by". A followed by B implies A first, then B

Re: Use of word "followed"

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:03 am
by Alan
(Not a grammar issue, but...)

'Followed' here means simply 'occurred at a later time'.