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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    as soon as

    Is this sentence correct? If not please guide me. Thanks!
    As soon as I am done with testing prepare ELL students for ISTEP.

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    #2

    Re: as soon as

    It is not a complete sentence.

    As soon as I am done with testing prepare preparing ELL students for ISTEP.

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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: as soon as

    'I will take a few days off as soon as I finish preparing ELL students for ISTEP.'

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    #4

    Re: as soon as

    Ted, How did you decide to delete "as soon as"? It seems to me that you changed the entire meaning.

    Normally, the post as written would be an opening to something else: "As soon as I am done with testing ELL students for ISTEP, I will...."

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    #5

    Re: as soon as

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Ted, How did you decide to delete "as soon as"?
    Perhaps it is because of the full stop in the original sentence, which means that it is a complete sentence.

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    #6

    Re: as soon as

    Wouldn't it have been better to correct the punctuation mark than to change the meaning?

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