I have made up the sentences below.

(1) This morning, I did some shopping at ABC Mall and had breakfast. After the restaurant, I walked to DEF Park to meet my friend.

Is "after the restaurant" correct? Thanks.

  • After leaving the fast food restaurant...
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 10, 2023 at 8:23
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    It would be clearly understood, but it isn't idiomatic. Dec 10, 2023 at 8:47

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I think it would be understood, but a couple of things strike me as slightly odd. You don't mention "restaurant", so I have to infer that you went to a restaurant for breakfast. If you'd said "... and ate breakfast at XYZ restaurant. After the restaurant...." I would be happier.

The second thing is probably cultural. It seems odd to go shopping and then eat breakfast. Breakfast is (for me) the first thing I do, (often before getting dressed!) I don't do anything without my mug of coffee and bowl of muesli. If I do eat out for breakfast, I wouldn't go to a restaurant. I'd go to a cafe or McDonalds (etc). Perhaps this is just me.

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