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    Default graduate.

    1. Most students will have taken sixty credits by the time they graduate.
    2. Most students will have taken sixty credits by the time they have graduated.


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    Let me try to tell the differences between the above sentences.

    1. graduate : means the students just graduate sharp at that moment
    2. have graduated : means the students have already graduated right before the moment

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    Default Re: graduate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. Most students will have taken sixty credits by the time they graduate.
    2. Most students will have taken sixty credits by the time they have graduated.


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    Let me try to tell the differences between the above sentences.

    1. graduate : means the students just graduate sharp at that moment
    2. have graduated : means the students have already graduated right before the moment

    Thank you
    I think that's close enough. But I've crossed out 'right'. I can say, "I have graduated", even if it was not recently.

    A: "You can't teach until you've graduated."
    B: "But I have graduated. I graduated ages ago!"

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