Today I decided to also include grammar study into my blog entries. Whether or not I will include every single grammar point from my book in this blog I haven’t decided yet, but I will be taking groups of similar grammar points every week and studying them together like this.
Grammar:”as soon as~”
- 〜 occurs immediately after
- often something unexpected
As soon as he entered the classroom and took his seat, he fell asleep.
- occurs immediately after ~
- no unexpectedness
A: Today’s work was tough, wasn’t it?
B: Yeah. I went home and as soon as I got into bed I fell asleep.
- happens at the same time or right after
- usually a recurring event; something that happens often
- describes the actions of two different people
A: Is there ever a time you think you don’t like being a teacher?
B: Well, I am a little disappointed when the students make a mistake after you just taught them something.
- Refers to an interval between ~ and ~
- This expression emphasizes how short that interval is (it feels as if it happens right after)
A: Manager, congratulations on passing the Japan championship.
B: Thank you. But as soon as this job is done, the next game will begin.
- Takes place immediately
- Not unexpected
- Old literary style
Department stores start decorating for New Year’s as soon as Christmas is over.
The new CD reached #1 in sales as soon as it was released.