【as soon as】一次搞懂英文「as soon as」用法跟中文意思!

as soon as 的中文意思是指「一…就」的意思,soon 是指「不久、很快」的意思,而當soon跟as 組合成 as soon as 的結構,就變成了「一…就」的意思。

下面列舉出as soon as 的英文用法跟中文意思,趕快學起來吧!

1. as soon as 一…就

as soon as 的中文意思是指「一…就」。

例:
He left as soon as he saw her.
他一看見她就離開了。

例:
As soon as I saw her, I knew there was something wrong.
我一看到她就知道出事了。

2.為什麼 as soon as ~ 是「剛……就~」?

《最強圖解英文文法》的作者在書中有解釋,為什麼 as soon as 是「剛….就….」的意思。首先要準備2 句英文。

• It began to rain soon.「不久就開始下雨了。」
• He went out soon.「不久他就出門了。」

這2句要以 as…as 聯繫,造出 as…as ∼ 的句型。

It began to rain as soon as he went out soon.
硬將這句話直譯,會得到如下結果:
「就在跟他出門同樣不久(同時,馬上)就開始下雨了。」

其次是省略「重複」的第2 個soon(句末)。

It began to rain as soon as he went out.
「他剛出門就開始下雨了。」

換句話說,as soon as… 是「跟……同樣不久」→「與此同時」。

另外,如果將 as soon as 當作一個連接詞來用,也可以造出以下句子:

例:As soon as he went out, it began to rain.
他一出門就開始下雨。

3. as soon as possible 盡快

as soon as possible 則是另一個很常見的英文用法,意思是「盡快地、越快越好」。

例:Please reply as soon as possible.
請盡快回信。

例:Please make your decision as soon as possible.
請儘快作決定。

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