Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar: Expressing “Before” and “After” 「…前に」「…後」

Japanese Grammar: まえに あと

Before starting the exercise for expressing “before” and “after” 「…まえに」「…あと」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki II – Lesson 17: ~前に / ~てから
Tae Kim’s Guide – Verb sequences

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Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Expressing “Before” and “After” 「…まえに」「…あと

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  Before (I) start, (I will) prepare a lot. 
 2.  Before (I) go to Japan, (I will) study Japanese.
 3.  Before (it) rained, (I) went home.
 4.  Before someone (else) bought (it), I bought (it).
 5.  Before the game, let’s practice together.
 6.  After the game, (I) was very tired.
 7.  After (I) have eaten a meal, (I will) take a bath.
 8.  After (I) have arrived at (my) house, (I will) do (my) homework. 
 9.  After (I) talked with Yoshida-san, (I) talked with Ogawa-san.
 10.  After (I) came to Japan, (I) started a new hobby. 

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