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'as soon as' vs 'when'



 
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #1 (permalink) Tue Jul 24, 2007 22:09 pm   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #142 "Time clauses: future tense examples", question 4

I'll email you ......... I arrive.

(a) as soon as
(b) until
(c) as long as
(d) while

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #142 "Time clauses: future tense examples", answer 4

I'll email you as soon as I arrive.

Correct answer: (a) as soon as

Your answer was: correct
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why can not we we use "when "?

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'as soon as' vs 'when' #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:16 pm   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

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You can use 'when', but that word is not one of the options offered for this question.
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #3 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:09 am   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

Hello,

Why we can't use "as long as" in this sentence?
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #4 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:19 am   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

I suppose strictly speaking you could, but then you would be saying "I'll e-mail you providing (if) I arrive' whereas the meaning is 'I'll email you once (when) I arrive'.
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #5 (permalink) Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:44 am   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

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'as soon as' vs 'when' #6 (permalink) Wed Jul 04, 2012 19:15 pm   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

Each of those words have a number of uses.
You can read about each of them here:
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/when
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/while
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 17, 2012 19:05 pm   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

I.
1. Her parents died while she was still at school.
2. Her parents died when she was still at school.
Do they mean the same?
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Can I write "Some people work better to music while others do not." as "Some people work better to music when others do not."?
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'as soon as' vs 'when' #8 (permalink) Fri Aug 17, 2012 19:45 pm   'as soon as' vs 'when'
 

I. yes
II, They both amount to the same thing, yes.
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