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Boeing 737 MAX 8 in second crash in months

Both were operated by well-known airlines with strong safety records -- but the Lion Air flight went down 13 minutes after take off, while Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just six minutes into its journey.

I know "after doing something". So I guess "take off" here is a noun phrase.

  • No, it's not a noun phrase but a compound noun that should be hyphenated "take-off". – BillJ Mar 11 at 7:43
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the Lion Air flight went down 13 minutes after take-off.

It's not a noun phrase but a compound noun consisting of the unsuffixed verb "take" + the preposition "off".

Note that it should be hyphenated as shown.

Other similar examples include "run-up", "take-away", "sit-in" and "hang-up".

  • But, there is the word "takeoff", without a hyphen. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takeoff – Zhang Mar 11 at 11:35
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    @Zhang MW are out of step. The Oxford and Cambridge dictionary hyphenate it. See here: link and here link. It matters not; the important thing is that it is a compound noun, not a noun phrase. – BillJ Mar 11 at 11:47
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Use after take off:

Both were operated by well-known airlines with strong safety records -- but the Lion Air flight went down 13 minutes after take off, while Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just six minutes into its journey.

Since no one would know what you mean by 13 minutes take off.

  • But why not after taking off? – Zhang Mar 11 at 7:33

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