after the first time we talked

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after the first time we talked

Post by azz » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:26 am

a. He talked to me at four o'clock after meeting Jim.
b. He talked to me at four o'clock, after meeting Jim.

c. He mentioned your case in his third conversation with me after the first time we talked.
d. He mentioned your case in his third conversation with me, after the first time we talked.

e. He mentioned your case in his third conversation with me, that is, after the first time we talked.



Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?
Which are natural?

Do (a) and (b) imply that he talked to me right after meeting Jim?

Is (c) ambiguous? It seems to me that it can mean the same as (e), but couldn't it also mean 'He mentioned your case in our fourth conversation''?

And could the comma be replaced with 'and' in (b) and (d)?


Many thanks.
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