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    Default P. Perfect or Simple Present

    Hello;

    1. I will give you a call when I've made a decision.
    2. I will give you a call when I make a decision.

    I've read both these sentences in different contexts. Could anyone please tell if there are any differences between them or why the both sentences are considered correct if there's semantically no differance?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: P. Perfect or Simple Present

    Quote Originally Posted by cemcem View Post
    Hello;

    1. I will give you a call when I've made a decision.
    2. I will give you a call when I make a decision.

    I've read both these sentences in different contexts. Could anyone please tell if there are any differences between them or why the both sentences are considered correct if there's semantically no differance?

    Thanks in advance.
    Not much different in many cases. The second one could imply that you will call the moment you make the decision.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not much different in many cases. The second one could imply that you will call the moment you make the decision.
    Graditudes for the quick reply. Now you gave me the idea, it makes sense. However, for some reason the first sentence feels as if it gives the "as soon as" meaning to the sentence. Could that be possible or am I just hallicunating? :)

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    Sure. It could mean that too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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