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## infinitive clause to talk about a result

Hi, Teachers.

I often see sentences like this: he arrived home to find that the house had been burgled.

Can I say he will arrive home to find that the house will have been burgled.

Someone told me that the infinitive clauses can only be used to talk a past result that somebody found out or learned at the end of a journey or task, not a future result. Is it true?

Enydia

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## Re: infinitive clause to talk about a result

Another question:

Which of the following setences is correct?

(1) He will find that the house will have been burgled.
(2) He will find that the house has been burgled.
(3) He will find that the house is burgled.

How to determine the tense of the subordinate clause after the main clause in future tense such as he will find?

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## Re: infinitive clause to talk about a result

Hi, Teachers.

Is there anything wrong or bad in my post?

4. ## Re: infinitive clause to talk about a result

Originally Posted by enydia
Hi, Teachers.

I often see sentences like this: he arrived home to find that the house had been burgled.

Can I say he will arrive home to find that the house will have been burgled.

Someone told me that the infinitive clauses can only be used to talk a past result that somebody found out or learned at the end of a journey or task, not a future result. Is it true?