One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As soon as —‘the heavens opened the moment we left the house’
- ‘The moment my exams were over, I put down the Shakespeare and Chaucer, and started reading trashy horror novels.’
- ‘Dogs and cats instinctively know the moment their owners will wake up.’
- ‘Let us hope that, as of today, drivers will tighten their seat belts the moment their cars begin to move.’
- ‘These tactics protect the military's house of cards for a while but it collapses the moment the principal actor is removed.’
- ‘Pray that nobody remembers the countless rockers who signed away their souls on recording contracts and were dumped the moment their sales slipped.’
- ‘James sat waiting, and the moment his gaze caught hers she ran into his arms.’
- ‘He was summoned into action the moment his plane landed.’
- ‘In fact, I said yes immediately, the moment that Mum had finished speaking, the moment the question mark had left her mouth.’
- ‘Mothers are, of course, notorious for clearing your most favourite possessions out of your bedroom the moment your back is turned.’
- ‘Whatever the reason, we went out like lights the moment our heads touched our pillows and woke only when we heard the clatter of coffee cups outside our room.’
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