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    #1

    As soon as

    Can I also use Present Tense after 'as soon as' (showing simultaneous actions) in the following sentence?

    'I will write to you as soon as I return from the holidays' (....as soon as I have returned....)
    Many thanks for your kindness!

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    #2

    Re: As soon as

    Yes

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    #3

    Re: As soon as

    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post
    Can I also use Present Tense after 'as soon as' (showing simultaneous actions) in the following sentence?

    'I will write to you as soon as I return from the holidays' (....as soon as I have returned....)
    Many thanks for your kindness!
    It's better with the simple present.

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    #4

    Re: As soon as

    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post

    'I will write to you as soon as I return from the holidays' (....as soon as I have returned....)
    Many thanks for your kindness!
    Dropping to, it is colloquial and informal, isnít it, please?


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    #5

    Re: As soon as

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Dropping to, it is colloquial and informal, isnít it, please?

    Yes, it is, and predominantly AE usage.

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