if the Joker is always 3rd card. I say there is joker every 3 cards.

Now if I want to use it with phrase after X cards.

Should I say:

A. There is always one joker after 3 cards.

B. There is always one joker after 2 cards.

So the joker arrives always after 2 or 3 cards if it is every 3 cards? Can you please explain? Thank you very much

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    It seems like too many of your questions are asking some variant of pretty much the same thing.
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  • When counting things in a series, it doesn't matter what those things are: playing cards, days, nights, N, the principle never changes. After has the same meaning in after three days as in after three cards. After three comes four. Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 5:34

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I would say that option B is the correct phrasing.

Say your hand is this: card, card, Joker. This would mean that for every three cards, the Joker is the third one (which is as you've said in your question). Two cards come before the joker, which means that a joker comes after two cards.

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