chasing / chasing after


chasing after is used to describe a person?

@the dog is chasing after the man
@the police is chasing after the thief


chasing is used to describe an animal?
@the dog is chasing the cat
@the man is chasing the dog

asked Jul 09 '12 at 15:05 FiO New member

What is the difference between

@ Have you done?

@ Are you done?

if i would like to ask the students for their homework?

FiOJul 09 '12 at 15:10

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I think this question has been answered long ago.


Either "the dog is chasing after  the man" or "the dog is  chasing  the man" is correct, but they have slightly different meanings. "After" carries the connotation that the dog will not catch the man. 


Have you done?  This is a present perfect tense and it shows a completed action.

It is not are you done? But it is Are you doing?--Present continuous.

link edited Jul 09 '12 at 15:19 sanjay Expert

Thanks Sanjay!

How about the questions regarding to the 'chasing/chasing after'?

FiOJul 09 '12 at 15:18

Your question has been answered now.

sanjayJul 09 '12 at 15:19

Appreciated !!

FiOJul 09 '12 at 15:30

Mr. Sanjay I think you were downvoted for not mentioning the meaning of "chase after" to be according to the Indian version of Oxford Dictionary. Yes, You are correct. Here I upvote you.

Rahul GuptaJul 10 '12 at 05:29

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Chase means to run, drive after something or some body to catch them.

The man is chasing the dog.


According to Indian version of Oxford, "Chase after sb/sth" means to run, drive after something or some body to catch them but unable to catch; to follow in pursuit; (Informal)to try to persuade sb to have sexual relationship with you.

He chased after the burglar but couldn't catch him.

Kevin's been chasing after Joan for months.

link comment answered Jul 10 '12 at 05:26 Rahul Gupta Expert

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