I've encountered these structures today.

I've known you since after I met you in Paris.
I've worked here since right/just after I graduated.

What is it? Having researched I just can say that some people consider it ok, but why, nobody explains.

Isn't it grammatically incorrect structure? I believe there must be only "since". Like:

I've known you since I met you in Paris.

What do you think of it?
Can we use "since after" or not?


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I can understand why someone might say "I've worked here since just after I graduated", on the grounds that they didn't literally start work the moment they were handed their certificate - although "since I graduated" would be perfectly acceptable.

I suppose it could be argued in a similar way that the two people didn't really 'get to know' one another at their first meeting, but even so "I've known you since after I met you" sounds pretty absurd to me.

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