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No context is required, it’s just a normal question about using the word after. For instance, here are some easy sentences:

  1. After he finishes his work, he will go for a walk.

  2. After he finished his work, he would eat something.

  3. After he has finished his work, he went shopping.

I’m not sure which tense I should use after the word after, and I thought I couldn’t use past tense as in the second example.

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  • Did you do research to solve your problem? Did you try searching for similar questions in ELL and ELU? What did you find? – AIQ Dec 2 '19 at 2:05
  • This is an incredibly broad question, which needs a long and detailed answer (which it probably won't get). Quickly: (1) is fine, (2) may not mean what you think it means—it's a habitual construction—and (3) doesn't work at all. – Peter Shor Dec 2 '19 at 3:54
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    The third sentence would normally end as the first one did: After he has finished his work, he will go for a walk. The second sentence could also end as you currently have the third: After he finished his work, he went shopping. But there is no single answer. – Jason Bassford Dec 10 '19 at 8:04

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