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    #1

    "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    Immediately we finish this, we'll join you.

    Can you actually use immediately this way?

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    #2

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    Yes. It is even more immediate than 'as soon as'.

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    #3

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    Whoa. And I thought it was missing something like 'when'. Immediately when we finish this...

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    #4

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    I am not a teacher.

    You cannot put it that way in American English. If you wanted to use the word "immediately", you would have to make it something like, "Immediately after we finish this ...."

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    #5

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    Ah, this is exactly what was missing to me, not when but after. Couldn't phrase it properly.

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    #6

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Ah, this is exactly what was missing to me, not when but after. Couldn't phrase it properly.
    But remember, that's AmE. 'Immediately after' is fine in BrE, but the 'after' is not essential.

    Actually, the AmE version is safer, as it's acceptable in both dialects.

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    #7

    Re: "Immediately" we finish this, we'll join you.

    True, it's safer, but it's good to know immediately is also allowed on its own, even if 'only' in BrE. Earlier I would've just considered it wrong.
    Last edited by nyota; 31-Mar-2011 at 22:23.

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