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    English grammar question

    I ..... ( feel ) better as soon as I ....... ( take ) the medicine
    Will it be
    I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine
    OR
    I felt better as soon as I had taken the medicine
    and why?
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    I felt better as soon as I took the medicine .

    I don't know why , it just works out in my ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroicXPharaoh View Post
    I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine
    OR
    I felt better as soon as I had taken the medicine
    It depends on what you're using that sentence for. "I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine." - Is an action you will do in the future (in the next minute, hour, day, week, month, year, etc. - that's the future.) Also I think "the medicine" seems to be wrong. It should be just "medicine."

    "I will feel better as soon as I take medicine."

    The second sentence is describing an action that has been already done in the past. "I felt better as soon as I had taken the medicine." - So you already feel better since you had already taken the medicine. Same thing with this sentence too, it should be:

    "I felt better as soon as I had taken medicine."

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    Both sentences are correct but they have different tenses. Hope I helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero View Post
    It depends on what you're using that sentence for. "I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine." - Is an action you will do in the future (in the next minute, hour, day, week, month, year, etc. - that's the future.) Also I think "the medicine" seems to be wrong. It should be just "medicine."

    "I will feel better as soon as I take medicine."

    The second sentence is describing an action that has been already done in the past. "I felt better as soon as I had taken the medicine." - So you already feel better since you had already taken the medicine. Same thing with this sentence too, it should be:

    "I felt better as soon as I had taken medicine."

    --

    Both sentences are correct but they have different tenses. Hope I helped.
    This is exactly how the teacher wrote the sentences
    " I ....... ( feel ) better as soon as I ......... ( take ) the medicine
    So if I answer it as
    I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine
    does she have any right to say that it's wrong since it's grammatically correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroicXPharaoh View Post
    This is exactly how the teacher wrote the sentences
    " I ....... ( feel ) better as soon as I ......... ( take ) the medicine
    So if I answer it as
    I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine
    does she have any right to say that it's wrong since it's grammatically correct?
    Trick: In such situation,made by others,add the least things possible.
    The first option requires you to add will,the second doesn't.

    Also,i think it'd be took not had taken O.o

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    Turned out both were correct ( future and past perfect ), @Hero close this please
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    I will feel better as soon as I take the medicine
    That's talking in the future.


    I felt better as soon as I had taken the medicine
    That's after you got better and you're referring to how you feel better now.
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