I'd like to know what kind of difference there is between these two synonyms when they are used in the meaning "just now (happened)".
Soeben schlägt es zwölf.
Eben schlägt es zwölf.
And "So eben schlägt es zwölf" is incorrect, right?
And when "soeben" and "eben" are used in the meaning "just now (happened)", is it more normal to use the present tense verb "schlägt" rather than "hat geschlagen"?