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    Dear teachers,

    They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
    (a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Dear teachers,

    They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
    (a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


    Thank you very much in advance.
    I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers".

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    d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Dear teachers,

    They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
    (a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


    Thank you very much in advance.
    I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers".
    The key is (b), which I don't agree with.
    Thank you very much indeed. Now I understnad better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's.
    I'd like to give you a cute @->-- as my deep appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Dear teachers,

    They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
    (a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


    Thank you very much in advance.
    I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers".
    The key is (b), which I don't agree with.
    Thank you very much indeed. Now I understnad better.
    I agree with your disagreement. In my opinion, b is totally wrong.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's.
    I'd like to give you a cute @->-- as my deep appreciation.
    Thanks very much. On the last question,I agree with Ron- b) is wrong. We don't use'will'after 'until', not even in the perfect form.

    A flower for you @->--

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Thanks very much. On the last question,I agree with Ron- b) is wrong. We don't use'will'after 'until', not even in the perfect form.

    A flower for you @->--

    LOL! <wearing a radiant smile>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I agree with your disagreement. In my opinion, b is totally wrong.

    :)
    Thanks for your agreement with my disagreement. (Is this sentence right? I think it strange. -_- )

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I agree with your disagreement. In my opinion, b is totally wrong.

    :)
    Thanks for your agreement with my disagreement. (Is this sentence right? I think it strange. -_- )
    I think "Thank you for...." is more usual, but that one is okay with me.

    :D

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