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    the future

    Would you say there's any difference in meaning between these two sentences:

    He'll win many championships before he hangs 'em up.

    He'll have won many championships before he hangs 'em up.

    I know there's a grammatical difference between them, but I think they both express the exact same thing.

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    Re: the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would you say there's any difference in meaning between these two sentences:

    He'll win many championships before he hangs 'em up.

    He'll have won many championships before he hangs 'em up.

    I know there's a grammatical difference between them, but I think they both express the exact same thing.

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    There could be a slight difference in meaning between the two but they could also be the same in meaning.

    In #1, the statement (simple present) is simply a prediction about the future and only the future.
    In #2, (future perfect) the speaker could mean that he may or may not have knowledge that the person has already won some championships and may or may not believe that the person will win more before the person retires. If the statement were made to me, I would infer that the person had already won some championships and that he could win more.

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    Re: the future

    Sorry, I meant to say "simple future" in #1.

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