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Let's say there's a couple; the husband died and after 2 years the wife married someone else.

We can say:

She got married 2 years after his death.

Can we also say:

After his death by 2 years she got married?

I'm asking about the right preposition to use in this case; if it's not "by" then what is it?

Some more examples: After I had finished my meal by 10 minutes I felt hungry. After I was born by 10 minutes my mom died.

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    No by is not correct. There is no alternative- That construction is just not valid. You must rephrase. 10 minutes after finishing my meal I felt hungry After finishing my meal 10 minutes earlier I felt hungry. After I was born, 10 minutes later my mom died. – Jim Apr 22 '17 at 17:56
  • "After finishing my meal 10 minutes earlier I felt hungry " is it me or this sentence means that I finished my meal 10 minutes ago and now I'm hungry? – mohammed qasem Apr 23 '17 at 2:50
  • That’s what it’s supposed to mean- (which is to say that’s what I took your example sentence to mean as well.) – Jim Apr 23 '17 at 2:52
  • In my example sentence I meant: in the past I had a meal, I finished it and after 10 minutes I felt hungry – mohammed qasem Apr 23 '17 at 2:55
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    I don’t see a difference. – Jim Apr 23 '17 at 4:39
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You can also say: after his death 2 years ago she got married. The other examples: 1) I agree with Jim. 2) I was born, and then 10 minutes later my mom died.

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  • " After his death 2 years ago she got married". Doesn't this sentence mean that 2 years ago he died and after his death she got married ? – mohammed qasem Apr 23 '17 at 2:33
  • "" After his death 2 years ago she got married". Doesn't this sentence mean that 2 years ago he died and after his death she got married ? " – IxchelsSong Apr 30 '17 at 15:39
  • Sorry, it wasn't letting me complete my answer! I quoted you, then nothing. The answer was: Yes, it does. – IxchelsSong Apr 30 '17 at 15:58
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"After" is a preposition. "By" is not needed at all. Correct phrasings that include the reference to time are as follows:

"Two years after his death, she got married."

"Ten minutes after I had finished my meal, I felt hungry."

"Ten minutes after I was born, my mom died."

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