Is the following sentence correct?

"I left my book behind after class."

What I want to say is that my character left their book behind after class, so they went back to get it. I know I could say "I left my book behind in the classroom" instead, but I want to put emphasis on the timeframe instead of the location (which is the garden, in this case), if that makes sense.

Thanks in advance!

  • I think it's a little "weird", since presumably what you've written equates to I left it behind when I left class - by the time you'd actually left class, the book would already have been left behind. – FumbleFingers Jan 15 at 19:06
  • You're right! That sounds much better. Thank you! – user332115 Jan 15 at 19:06
  • It sounds fine to me. Personally, I actually prefer it to the alternatives suggested. – Jason Bassford Jan 16 at 0:38

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