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  • Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

  • Today, we're looking at the use of 'as soon as'.

  • 'As soon as' is a conjunction, and it's used when something happens immediately after some other event.

  • 'As soon as I get home, I will give you a call.'

  • 'As soon as your father gets home, he will talk to you.'

  • As soon as I get to work, I will finish the report.'

  • Okay, so something happened immediately after something else.

  • It's really important when you use 'as soon as' to use it with the present tense, the present simple, okay?

  • 'As soon as I get to work' - so present tense.

  • 'As soon as your father comes home' - present tense.

  • You can then follow it with future.

  • 'As soon as your father comes home, he will talk to you.'

  • 'As soon as I get to work, I will call you', but when you use 'as soon as', always with the present tense.

  • It does have a past format, and when you use it in the past or refer to something that happened in the past, do please use the past simple or the past perfect.

  • For example, 'As soon as he had called me' - so past perfect.

  • 'As soon as he got to work' - past simple.

  • Okay, so you can use it in the past, and you can use it in the present.

  • So, that's the conjunction 'as soon as'.

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A2 US present tense present tense conjunction father home

AS SOON AS Use in English | Use of AS SOON AS in English Grammar

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    Elise Chuang posted on 2021/08/11
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