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Question: Tell your friend that you will go to the canteen to
have your lunch after the lesson.
1 以 后
Hint 2 以 后 should be placed after 下 课
Answer 下 课 以 后 我 去 食 堂 吃 饭 。 Listen
Comments Alternatively: 我下 课 以 后 去 食 堂 吃 饭
wŏ xià kè yĭhòu qù shítáng chī fàn. The time clause下 课 以 后
xià kè yĭhòu can either be placed before the subject of a sentence or before the verb. If 以 后
yĭhòu is placed after a noun or phrase to form a time clause, it defines a time after the action indicated by the noun or phrase, as in: 午 饭 以 后
after having lunch. However, if 以 后
yĭhòu is placed at the beginning of a phrase and used as a time word, it means later, in the future as in 以 后 我 想 去 中 国
wŏ xiăng qù Zhōngguó
later I would like to go to China.