What Is Another Way to Say “When”?

Looking for synonyms for when? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say when.

  • At the time that
  • As soon as
  • While
  • The moment
  • Whenever
  • During
  • Once
  • Upon
  • In the event that
  • Simultaneously as
  • After
  • Before
  • Till
  • Until
  • If

Want to learn how to say when professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. At the time that

Appropriate Use: Suitable for specifying a precise time or occurrence.
Example: “At the time that the new policy was implemented, employee productivity increased.”

2. As soon as

Appropriate Use: Ideal for indicating immediate action following another action.
Example: “As soon as the market analysis is complete, we will adjust our strategy.”

3. While

Appropriate Use: Used for events occurring simultaneously.
Example: “While the meeting was in progress, the quarterly sales figures were released.”

4. The moment

Appropriate Use: Suitable for emphasizing a specific point in time.
Example: “The moment the new product was launched, the website traffic spiked.”

5. Whenever

Appropriate Use: Refers to any time or every time a specific event occurs.
Example: “Employees can access the online training modules whenever they need.”

6. During

Appropriate Use: Ideal for indicating a period in which something happens.
Example: “During the conference, several networking sessions were held.”

7. Once

Appropriate Use: Used for an action immediately following another.
Example: “Once the contract is signed, the project will commence.”

8. Upon

Appropriate Use: Suitable for indicating an immediate response to an event.
Example: “Upon receiving the customer feedback, we will make the necessary adjustments.”

9. In the event that

Appropriate Use: Ideal for a conditional action or occurrence.
Example: “In the event that the merger is approved, the company will expand its operations.”

10. Simultaneously as

Appropriate Use: Refers to two or more events happening at the same time.
Example: “The software update was released simultaneously as the product launch.”

11. After

Appropriate Use: Suitable for an event following another in time.
Example: “After the audit, the finance department implemented new procedures.”

12. Before

Appropriate Use: Used for an event occurring earlier than another.
Example: “Before we make any decisions, we need a complete market analysis.”

13. Till

Appropriate Use: Ideal for indicating continuity up to a point in time.
Example: “The team worked till the early hours of the morning to meet the deadline.”

14. Until

Appropriate Use: Suitable for a continuation up to a specific time.
Example: “The office will remain open until 6 PM.”

15. If

Appropriate Use: Used for a conditional situation or event.
Example: “If the client approves the proposal, we’ll start the project next week.”

Linda Brown