Subordinating Conjunctions of Time
Subordinating conjunctions of time show how clauses relate according to time.
- The meeting started before we got there.
- He left by the time we arrived.
- Call me when you get home.
- I will call you after I finish.
Before and by the time precede an action.
- I wake up before the sun rises.
- She does yoga before she goes to work.
- My boss is in the office by the time I get there.
- I should be there by the time you arrive.
When, as soon as, once, and until coincide with an action.
- I fee sad when it rains.
- She calls me as soon as she home.
- Flip the pancake once it starts to bubble.
- Please stay here until I call you.
After follows an action. As soon as and right after or just after can mean the same thing.
- I called her after I got home.
- I saw him as soon as the meeting ended.
- I saw him right after the meeting ended.
- I saw him just after the meeting ended.