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  1. Newbie
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    Question What tense?

    Dear teachers,

    I would very much appreciate if you could help me out with this one.

    I want to express that everytime I cook somebody calls me. I want to use present perfect in the first part of the sentence since I want to stress that it has always been like that. But I am not sure about the second part:

    So far, somebody has always called me...
    1/ ...when I cooked.
    or
    2/ ...when I have cooked.

    What is the correct form, if any? Why?

    Thank you, Adam

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    Re: What tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by alagri View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would very much appreciate if you could help me out with this one.

    I want to express that everytime I cook somebody calls me. I want to use present perfect in the first part of the sentence since I want to stress that it has always been like that. But I am not sure about the second part:

    So far, somebody has always called me...
    1/ ...when I cooked.
    or
    2/ ...when I have cooked.

    What is the correct form, if any? Why?

    Thank you, Adam
    How about:

    So far, somebody has always called me whenever I have been cooking OR
    ....whenever I have started to cook. ?

  3. Newbie
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    Re: What tense?

    I would have never thought of that, but it should work. Thank you.

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