An alternative to “although.” Can be emphasized with the word “even.”
I finally finished the video, though the editing is a bit choppy.
I tried escargot for the first time in Paris, though I can’t quite say that I enjoyed it.
17.AS SOON AS
Can be used to indicate that one event happened at the same time as or directly after another event. It’s similar to the correlative conjunctions “no sooner…than” and “hardly…when.”
As soon as you’re all packed, we’ll put everything in the car and go.
Can you let me know as soon as you’re done with the assignment?
I saw your eyes light up as soon as I said the word “ice cream.”
18.AS LONG AS
Can be used to indicate that one thing is true only under the condition that another thing is true.
I’ll be happy as long as you remember to call me when you’re gone.
I’ll always tip a waiter as long as they’re a decent server.
Another alternative is “so long as.”
另一个可以替代的词就是“so long as”
You should be able to do whatever you want so long as you’re happy and healthy.
A more formal alternative to “as long as”
可以作为“as long as”相对正式的替代词
The manager will give you a day off work provided you give a valid reason for it.
Used to introduce the earlier event in a pair of events
We should meet up and grab lunch before this week is over.
Before we move on any further, do you have any questions?
I told you to use the bathroom before we left the rest stop.
Used to introduce the later event in a pair of events
My friend fell into a coma after he got in a car accident.
After the movie is over, do you want to grab food somewhere?
We decided to order pizza after you fell asleep.
Can be used to specify the respect to which something is true
I was extremely lucky in that the police decided not to check my belongings.
The stage setting was excellent in that it really caught the eye yet with a minimalist design.
Can be used to indicate that a situation has changed with the occurrence of an event
Now that I’m eighteen, I can finally vote in my first election.
I can think a bit clearer now that I’ve had my coffee.
We should think about going to the park now that the weather is a bit nicer.
Can be used to express a purpose or intention
I took some pictures on my vacation so you could see.
If you see an ambulance behind you, always pull over so that it can get through.
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