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Sequential EventsPlay
Use 'thereafter' to indicate the next event in a sequence, often in formal writing. SlideThe company was founded, and thereafter it expanded rapidly.
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Time GapPlay
'Thereafter' suggests a period has passed since the initial event, not immediately after. SlideShe graduated in 2010, and thereafter began her career.
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Formal TonePlay
'Thereafter' carries a formal tone. In casual conversation, 'after that' is more common. SlideHe gave a speech and, thereafter, answered questions.