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    as fast as

    Then one day Beethoven realized he could hear music inside his head. He wrote it down as fast as he thought of it.


    Hi,
    Is "as fast as" in the above equivalent to "as soon as?" Thanks.

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    Re: as fast as

    Not exactly- 'as soon as' has more of a sense of he got the entire idea, and then immediately wrote it all down once he had the complete idea.

    'as fast as' implies more that it's an ongoing revelation, and he's copying it down note for note as it plays out in his head.
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