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I used to think that you can't use will with "as soon as", however, in a NY times article I've encountered the following text:

Asked what she wants to do now, Gul Meena says that all she wants is to return to her family. “I will go as soon as you will take me,” she said to Ms. Naderi.

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  • Why did you think you can't use "as soon as" with "will"? Also, there are two "wills" in that sentence, which one is confusing for you? – Andrew Oct 10 '17 at 16:38
  • We usually don't use "as soon as noun will verb" because will verb means "in the future". But "as soon as" means "at that point in the future". At that point in the future, it's not a hypothetical or future possibility anymore, it's real. – stangdon Oct 10 '17 at 17:03
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When "will" is used to indicate future tense, it's inappropriate to include it when following a construction indicating a future condition. However, in this case, "will" can be interpreted as indicating a future willingness: "I will go as soon as you are willing to take me".

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  • Thank you very much! What would you say about this sentence: "Obviously, a comparison of full individual genomes will be of interest as soon as this will be possible."? – ppp7777 Oct 13 '17 at 7:34
  • @ppp7777 - No, the same thing applies. We would say "It will be of interest as soon as it is possible." – stangdon Oct 16 '17 at 12:28

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