For example, you could say

Event 1 must occur prior to event 2.

But what word could be used to say

Event 2 must occur [?] to event 1?

Can the word 'prior' be directly replaced? Or does the sentence only work if, for example, 'to' is taken from the sentence?

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    I can't see what your question has to do with tense. It seems you are looking for the antonym (opposite) of prior. – oerkelens Aug 5 '16 at 11:37
  • I edited your question to reflect what I think you want to ask. Prior is not any tense, past, present or future. If I'm mistaken, and you disagree with the edit, feel free to revert it! – oerkelens Aug 5 '16 at 11:41
  • "E2 must occur after E1". Did you check a thesaurus for alternatives? – Mitch Aug 5 '16 at 12:06
  • @Mitch I was wondering if you could keep the word 'to'; oerkelens answer is what I was looking for. – James Vickery Aug 5 '16 at 12:12
  • @oerkelens Yes, the antonym is what I was looking for. Thanks for the answer! – James Vickery Aug 5 '16 at 12:14

You seem to be looking for an antonym of prior.

Event 1 must occur prior to event 2.

Would mean the same as

Event 2 must happen subsequent to event 1.

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  • Yes. And depending on context: following or after also work (without "to"). Likewise, next event. – Drew Aug 5 '16 at 17:36

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