Take this example:


Could this mean, "After doing A, B happened?"

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Yes, if B is in the past tense. This adds a flavor of surprise at the results to the sentence.


Source: Tae Kim

  • 「『食事できた』と言ったら、ぼくらが食べなかった。」 sounds unnatural and makes no sense, I'm afraid. I can't find that example sentence on the linked page. Did you make it up yourself? What did you try to mean by that?
    – chocolate
    Mar 30, 2020 at 23:51

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