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    Default If I have been proven wrong, I will apologize to you.

    If I am proven wrong, I will apologize to you.


    If I have been proven wrong, I will apologize to you.


    I know that the first is grammatically correct, but is it okay to say the second in some contexts?

    Thank you so much as usual for your time and help and efforts.

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    Default Re: If I have been proven wrong, I will apologize to you.

    Hi,

    IMO, in #2, someone is telling you that you are wrong, and that it's been already proved. However, you still haven't heard to the explanation, so in this case it may be justified to use the present perfect in your sentence.

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    PS: While reading the title, I was led to believe that you were actually addressing someone with whom you had an argument
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: If I have been proven wrong, I will apologize to you.

    Well, actually I would like to apologize for taking great people's time and efforts without giving anything. Thank you as usual.

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