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    Question Correct sentence

    Hi,

    Please correct the below sentence...

    When Jennifer come in the evening I will give her a gift.

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    Hi,

    Please correct the below sentence...

    When Jennifer comes in the evening (OR "this evening")I will give her a gift.

    Thanks,
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    OK.

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    Hi,

    Please correct the below sentence...

    When Jennifer come in the evening I will give her a gift.

    Thanks,
    Ihop.
    When Jennifer comes in the evening, I will give her a gift.

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    Thanks!

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    #5

    Re: Correct sentence

    I think "When Jeniffer has come ..." is also possible. The same meaning.

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    I think "When Jeniffer has come ..." is also possible. The same meaning.
    No, Milan - that doesn't work.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No, Milan - that doesn't work.

    Rover
    Why?

    When the train arrives, we will board it
    When the train has arrived, we will board it

    When the morning comes, we will go to work
    When the morning has come, we will go to work

    Why doesn't the original sentence work with the Present Perfect?

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Why?

    When the train arrives, we will board it
    When the train has arrived, we will board it

    When the morning comes, we will go to work
    When the morning has come, we will go to work

    Why doesn't the original sentence work with the Present Perfect?
    None of your examples are grammatically correct. Both phrases in your example refer to the future. You are combining the recent past/present perfect (in your examples, the train/morning hasn't arrived) with the future. Use of the simple present for future ( "when the train/morning arrives/comes") is consistent with simple future ("will"). More briefly, don't use present perfect for future actions.
    Last edited by billmcd; 11-Jan-2011 at 01:21. Reason: typo

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    None of your examples are grammatically correct. [...] More briefly, don't use present perfect for future actions.
    Sorry bill, you are wrong.
    Constructions with the present perfect for future actions are perfectly acceptable.
    When you have read this, you will understand what I mean.

    Any form of the present (simple, progressive, perfect) can be used for the future, especially in clauses of condition and time.

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Milan: I think "When Jeniffer has come ..." is also possible. The same meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No, Milan - that doesn't work.
    I'm with milan, Rover: Why?

    I admit that I'd say 'has arrived' rather than 'has come', but that's a personal thing. I can't see that "When Jennifer has come..." is wrong.

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