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I'm having trouble describing a series of events. I think speaking naturally is important but I don't think speaking diversely is not important. So I've made as much sentences as possible. I think #1 is the most natural one. but I'd like to know if I can use the other ones without changing meaning.

  1. I wake up at 10 A.M and I get up about 30 minutes later.

  2. I wake up at 10 A.M and I get up about 30 minutes after I wake up.

  3. I wake up at 10 A.M. but I don't get up until about 30 minutes have passed.

  4. I wake up at 10 A.M. and it's about 30 minutes later that I get up.

  5. I wake up at 10 A.M. and it's about 30 minutes after I wake up that I get up.

  6. I wake up at 10 A.M. and it's not until about 30 minutes have passed that I get up.

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    Though some sentences are quite wordy and the first one is probably the most idiomatic one, all of your sentences are grammatically correct and have the same meaning. – Sander Aug 3 '15 at 6:35
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1, 3, 4, and 6 are fine. My preference would be for 1.

2 and 5 aren't strictly wrong, but the second use of "I wake up" in each makes them clumsy. You could improve them by replacing "after I wake up" with "afterwards".

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