I was pleased as/after/when/whenever I heard the news.

Could you please tell me if they are all correct? If yes what is the difference between them?

  • tell us why you think they are correct/incorrect and what you think the differences are
    – anouk
    Jan 4, 2020 at 20:08
  • I know 'when' is correct but I don't know if others are correct and I don't know the difference between them either.
    – Helen
    Jan 4, 2020 at 20:15

1 Answer 1


I was pleased whenever I heard the news means that you heard the news more than once and you were pleased every time.

I was pleased after I heard the news means you heard the news first and afterwards you were pleased.

I was pleased as I heard the news means that being pleased and hearing the news occurred at the same time.

I was pleased when I heard the news means you were pleased very shortly after you heard the news and you were pleased because of it. In my opinion this is the correct choice.

  • Thank you very much.
    – Helen
    Jan 4, 2020 at 21:14

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