En cuanto/apenas/tan pronto como

Anita C1Kwiziq community member

En cuanto/apenas/tan pronto como

I am confused about these. The lesson says they are interchangeable, but  when I do the quizzes I get marked incorrect for choosing - for example - apenas instead of en cuanto. Can anyone help clarify this?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Anita

They are interchangeable but you also need to see whether the different options are using the indicative or the subjunctive. For example, here: 

Señora, la atenderemos__________ con este cliente.

Madam, we'll be with you as soon as we finish with this customer. 

tan pronto como terminemos

apenas terminamos

en cuanto terminamos

The only correct answer here is the first one, which is using the conjunction with the verb in subjunctive as this is expressing a future action. 

There is a note in the lesson about this;

I hope it clarifies it. 

Saludos

En cuanto/apenas/tan pronto como

I am confused about these. The lesson says they are interchangeable, but  when I do the quizzes I get marked incorrect for choosing - for example - apenas instead of en cuanto. Can anyone help clarify this?

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