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    kampal is offline Newbie
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    Default As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    Is this sentence correct?
    Or should I say 'As soon as we finish we will let you know'?

    Thank you very much

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    Default Re: As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    1. finish, have finished -- they work
    2. put a comma after 'finish/finished'

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    Default Re: As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    Okay, I get it. Thank you very much

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    Default Re: As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    As soon as we are finished, we'll let you know.
    Is this correct too?

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    Default Re: As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    I guess it's correct because "are finished " here is similar to "have finished".
    Ok sunsunmoon can I be in touch with you by email? Here's my email:
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    Default Re: As soon as we finished we will let you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    As soon as we are finished, we'll let you know.
    Is this correct too?
    Yes - in fact it accounts for the odd-looking participle. A user of English as a second language has misheard 'As soon as we're finished...'. Of course, there are people who would argue that as this mistake is common, and many competent speakers have learnt 'as soon as we finished' as meaningful (not just acceptable, but correct), it is therefore grammatical. They're using the term 'grammar' with what Chomsky called 'systematic ambiguity', in a way that seems to me unhelpful to language students (except in that 'Making mistakes is OK' is an attitude that makes life easier... if that's what you want).


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