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Time Linking Words

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Time Linking Words

  1. 1. Narrative Time Linking Words
  2. 2. While (+ clause) <ul><li>They danced ............... the band was playing their favourite song. </li></ul><ul><li>WHILE </li></ul><ul><li>MEANWHILE </li></ul><ul><li>AS SOON AS </li></ul>We were having dinner in a romantic restaurant. ........., the children were making a mess at home. AS SOON AS WHILE MEANWHILE Meanwhile / In the meantime (new sentence)
  3. 3. As soon as (+ clause) <ul><li>He bought the ticket .......... he arrived at the station. </li></ul><ul><li>WHENEVER </li></ul><ul><li>UNTIL </li></ul><ul><li>AS SOON AS </li></ul>The stranger stayed with Jane ........ the ambulance arrived. MEANWHILE UNTIL SUDDENLY Until/Till
  4. 4. After (+ clause/ing/noun) <ul><li>He felt better ........ having a nap. </li></ul><ul><li>BEFORE </li></ul><ul><li>AFTER </li></ul><ul><li>AS SOON AS </li></ul>We played chess ......... having dinner. BEFORE THEN A MOMENT LATER Before (+ clause/ing/noun) 1. He felt better after he had a nap. 2. He felt better after having a nap. 3. He felt better after a nap. 1. We played chess before we had dinner. 2. We played chess before having dinner. 3. We played chess before dinner.
  5. 5. After that/Afterwards/ Then (+ new sentence) <ul><li>He had a nap. ........., he felt better. </li></ul><ul><li>AFTERWARDS </li></ul><ul><li>AFTER </li></ul><ul><li>BEFORE THAT </li></ul>He was a priest. ............., he had had many jobs. BEFORE BEFORE THAT AT THE END Before that (+ new sentence)
  6. 6. Whenever (+ clause) <ul><li>.......... he played football, he got injured. </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS THAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHENEVER </li></ul><ul><li>AFTER THAT </li></ul>We made 8 different plans for our holidays but .............we went to London again. AT THE END IN THE END In the end “ In the end” suggests something happens/happened after a lot of changes or problems. “ Whenever” means “every time that”

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