Examples of as soon as and no sooner than

“As soon as and no sooner than” are subordinating conjunctions of time and are frequently used in the different forms of expressions. So, some useful examples of “as soon as and no sooner than” are essential to practice and master these conjunctions.

The hidden meaning of “as soon as” is = once. And, generally, “immediately after” is replaced by “as soon as.”

Position in the sentence can be at the beginning or in the middle.

Examples of as soon as

Present tense = future tense. But, future tense is not applicable in as soon as clause.

•I will inform you as soon as the train arrives.

•We will let you know the status as soon as we reach at the reservation centre.

•As soon as we reach at the reservation centre, we will let you know about status.

Present = present tense.

As soon as it rains, children start enjoying.

•As soon as they win a game, they start dancing.

In both examples, we have used simple present tense.

Present perfect for future meaning.

•Don’t worry, I will not let you down, as soon as I have promoted.

As soon as they have realized, they express regret.

These  are the examples of present perfect with as soon as but meaning is in future.

Past tense = past tense

•As soon as they entered in  the forest, they heard a roar.

•As soon as police reached at the spot, theif ran away.

In the present tense, both meaning and auxiliary are same.

Past simple = past perfect.

Past simple and perfect are used interchangeably with same meaning .

•He started playing as soon as he declared fit.

•As soon as he came out of injury, he resumed playing.

•Landslide occured as soon as train left tunnel.

•Child started crying as soon as it had noticed mother.

No sooner is used at the beginning in present and past to narrate two actions with negligible time gap.

No sooner than

•No sooner had the train arrived,  than I informed you.

•No sooner did the train arrive, than I informed you.

•No sooner had they entered in the forest, than they heard a roar.

•No sooner did they enter in the forest, than they heard a roar.

•No sooner had the police reached at the spot, than they  ran away.

•No sooner did the police reach at the spot, than they  ran away.

Hope, these examples will prove useful in mastering these conjunctions.

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