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Once Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

Can we say...

Once Nora finishes this work, get her started on the Friday account.

If Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

If Nora finishes this work, get her started on the Friday account.

Because Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

As Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

Why or why not? Please advise.

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All are correct , but communicate different ideas.

Once is a conjunction word, means after, as soon as, and more often than not is followed by a present perfect.

Once + simple present sounds like as if it were part of a regular timetable.

With present perfect it sounds like a single arrangement.

If means provided.

The same way I look at the use of tenses here.

Because = as.

BTW, is it not get her starting or get her to start, instead of get her started.

Get her started is a causative formula.
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All are correct , but communicate different ideas.

Once is a conjunction word, means after, as soon as, and more often than not is followed by a present perfect.

Once + simple present sounds like as if it were part of a regular timetable.

With present perfect it sounds like a single arrangement.

If means provided.

The same way I look at the use of tenses here.

Because = as.

BTW, is it not get her starting or get her to start, instead of get her started.

Get her started is a causative formula.

I see. Thanks a lot.

But back to the question, if there are four words to choose from: Once, While, As, and So, which is the best answer? Please advise. The original question is:

_____ Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

LC
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But back to the question, if there are four words to choose from: Once, While, As, and So, which is the best answer? Please advise. The original question is:

_____ Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

Once and as

while means although in concessions -- not appropriate in the sentence.

so means therefore, and used after and follows from what you have said.
But back to the question, if there are four words to choose from: Once, While, As, and So, which is the best answer? Please advise. The original question is:

_____ Nora has finished this work, get her started on the Friday account.

Once and as

while means although in concessions -- not appropriate in the sentence.

so means therefore, and follows from what you have said.
Since this is a TOEIC question, there must be a reason that As can't be used here. Could you help again please?

LC
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I do not know why as is not ok there.
once=when (at the moment when : as soon as)
here
it can't be replaced by
if, because or as
without changing the meaning
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once

Function: conjunction

: when once : if once : at the moment when : as soon as <once the job is finished, we'll have nothing to worry about> <once that he finds you, you'll have to be careful>


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hi Marius,

I agree with you that the sentence with as is different from that with once.

However, I still do not know why the sentence with asis not correct.Emotion: thinking
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