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    present perfect tense

    Is the following sentence correct? If so, could you tell me how the present perfect tense can be connected to the future tense?

    Thank you!



    Larry will call Sue after he has spokend his mom.


    p.s.: He will call me in about three hours time.
    (Is this correct? ... Is it OK to use the word time at the end?)

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    Re: present perfect tense

    Quote Originally Posted by pb
    Is the following sentence correct? If so, could you tell me how the present perfect tense can be connected to the future tense?

    Thank you!



    Larry will call Sue after he has spokend his mom.


    p.s.: He will call me in about three hours time.
    (Is this correct? ... Is it OK to use the word time at the end?)
    Event #1: Larry speaks to his Mom.
    Event #2: Larry calls Sue.

    Series
    First, Larry will speak to his Mom, then he will call Sue.

    Sequence
    After Larry has spoken to his Mom, he will call Sue.
    Larry will call Sue, after he has spoken to his Mom.

    He will call me in an hour.
    He will call me in about an hour's time.
    He will call me in about three hours' time.

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    Larry will call Sue after he has spoken to his mom.
    The tenses are fine.

    He will call me in about three hours' time.
    Don't forget the possessive (apostrophe).

    FRC

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    Why do I always come second?

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Why do I always come second?

    FRC
    Time warp: In a reverse universe you'd come in first. :D

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