afterwards, beforehand



In French you can say:

Je vais lui téléphoner après le déjeuner.

and in English:  I'll call him after lunch.


In French you can say: Je vais lui téléphoner après.
But not in English.
You have to say: I'll call him afterwards.

The same with "before".

I will talk to him before the meeting.
I will talk to him beforehand.
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