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Rachid84b
Morocco

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hi all, hope u r all fine.
 Would u mind rewriting the following sentences using "as soon as"

The employees stopped smoking. They saw the boss coming into.


                                                                                     Thx in advance

31 Oct 2014      



Zora
Canada

The employees stopped working as soon as they saw the boss.

31 Oct 2014     



Rachid84b
Morocco

thank you "Zora", but which action was first?

31 Oct 2014     



guidar
United States

I would think that seeing the boss was first since they had to see him/her first before they stopped smoking.

31 Oct 2014     



yanogator
United States

Exactly, guitar. They wouldn īt have stopped until they saw the boss.

Bruce.

31 Oct 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

As soon as the employees saw the boss coming into (the office?), they stopped smoking. A better sentence would be, īThe minute the employees spotted the boss, they stopped smoking. ī

They wouldn īt have stopped until they saw the boss, but they shouldn īt have even started on that disgusting and self-destructive behaviour. 

31 Oct 2014     



Rachid84b
Morocco

thank u all,
but can we say: The employees stopped smoking as soon as they had seen the boss coming into.

????????

31 Oct 2014     



MoodyMoody
United States

The preposition "into" at the end of your sentence needs an object. Example: The employees stopped smoking as soon as they had seen the boss coming into the office." Add a place that the boss is coming into, and it īs fine.

31 Oct 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Or īThe employees stopped smoking as soon as they saw the boss come in. ī 

1 Nov 2014