at a later time;afterwards
"without ulterior argument"
"the mood posterior to"
"the late phase of feudalism"
"a later symptom of the disease"
"later medical science could have saved the child"
"he apologized subsequently"
"he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"
"it didn't happen until afterward"
"two hours after that"
"By and by he'll understand"
"I'll see you later"
"he stayed later than you did"
误 a just〔soon,shortly〕 later
正 a little〔much〕 later
析 later不可用just, soon, shortly, immediately等词修饰,但可用little或much等来修饰。
误 I'll call again a week later.
正 I'll call again in a week.
误 He came back as a hero in a year.
正 He came back as a hero a year later.
析 later不可用于说明“从说话时算起若干时间之后”,应该用in a year, in a week等,只有在指“从过去或将来某一时刻算起若干时间以后”时才可用later。
误 She must be a woman in her later fifties.
正 She must be a woman in her late fifties.
析 表示“55岁以上接近60岁”用in one's late fifties,而不用later。