Hi teachers,

I know this topic had been discussed over and over again, but I still have questions concerning past perfect with as soon as and just.

I have read many of the posts on this topic with before as the center of discussion.

I got the impression that the past perfect aren't necessary in many cases. It holds the meaning of some time before the second past event. (not concurrent)

Since the past perfect implies "some time" before, can we use as soon as and just?

The boy sneaked out of the classroom as soon as the teachers had left.

Jack had just eaten a sandwich so he wasn't hungry. (?)

Are they grammatically wrong? or just not desirable?

Thanks in advance.
holydukecan we use as soon as and just?
The boy sneaked out of the classroom as soon as the teachers had left.
Jack had just eaten a sandwich so he wasn't hungry.
Yes, you can definitely use as soon as and just. Both of your sentences are written in perfect English. No problems. No errors. I would not advise you to change anything about them.

CJ
Thx.
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