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    Default NEED YOUR INPUT Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?

    Hi!

    Need your help.

    Are there any differences between the sentences when I use EARLIER or SOONER?

    (a) Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?
    (b) Why didn't you wake me up earlier/ sooner?
    (c) If I had known that, I would have bought the house earlier/ sooner?

    Do both mean the same thing? Are they interchangeable in any context?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jay from ROK

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    Default Re: NEED YOUR INPUT Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcomest
    Hi!

    Need your help.

    Are there any differences between the sentences when I use EARLIER or SOONER?

    (a) Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?
    (b) Why didn't you wake me up earlier/ sooner?
    (c) If I had known that, I would have bought the house earlier/ sooner?

    Do both mean the same thing? Are they interchangeable in any context?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jay from ROK
    Hello,

    Why didn't you come earlier? (It's like: Why didn't you come early in the morning/evening/afternoon).
    Why didn't you come sooner? (It's like: Why didn't you come in ten minutes)

    Why didn't you wake me up earlier? (It's like: Why didn't you wake me up at seven o'clock (now its eight o'clock))
    Why didn't you wake me up sooner? I don't think, that this is correct.

    If I had known that, I would have bought the house earlier/ sooner? I don't think, that earlier/sooner are the right words here. Perhaps someone else could help you.


    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Default Re: NEED YOUR INPUT Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?

    GRATITUDE

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing your thoughts!

    Jay from ROK

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    Default Re: NEED YOUR INPUT Why didn't you come earlier/ sooner?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcomest
    GRATITUDE

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing your thoughts!

    Jay from ROK
    You're welcome

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