as soon as


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as soon as

As soon as is a conjunction. You use as soon as to say that something will happen immediately after something else has happened.

As soon as we get the tickets we'll send them to you.

Be Careful!
You usually use the present simple after as soon as. Don't use a future form. Don't say, for example, 'I will call you as soon as I will get home'. You say 'I will call you as soon as I get home'.

Ask him to come in, will you, as soon as he arrives.

When you are talking about the past, you use the past simple or the past perfect after as soon as.

As soon as she got out of bed the telephone stopped ringing.
As soon as she had gone, he started eating the cake.
Translations
حالَما، عندَماما انّ
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hetikun
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soon

(suːn) adverb
1. in a short time from now or from the time mentioned. They'll be here sooner than you think; I hope he arrives soon.
2. early. It's too soon to tell.
3. willingly. I would sooner stand than sit.
as soon as
(not later than the moment) when. You may have a biscuit as soon as we get home.
no sooner … than
when ... immediately. No sooner had we set off than we realized we'd left the dog behind.
sooner or later
eventually. He'll come home sooner or later, I suppose.
the sooner the better
as quickly as possible. `When shall I tell him?' `The sooner the better!'
References in classic literature ?
You can do as you please, but I shall keep my book on the table here and read a little every morning as soon as I wake, for I know it will do me good and help me through the day."
"Of course I hope Beckham will be back playing as soon as possible and that he will fully recover from this incident long before the World Cup."
Plant out spring cabbage as soon as possible and earth up late celery and leeks.