Time Clauses

With these constructions, you'll be able to connect sentences more logically and fluently. Practice saying after, before, while, and when.

While -ken

Use -ken with nouns and adjectives to say "while."

Present Tense -ken

Combine -ken with the simple present to say "while."

-ecek and -ken

Combine -ken with -ecek to say "right before it happened."

When It Happened -ince

Use -ince to express when something happens. Beware negatives.

As Soon As

Use -ir -mez to express "as soon as."


Use -meden önce to say before.


Use -dikten sonra to say "after."