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Could you comment on this kind of conditional sentence?
And from to-morrow, if I have sung, as I will sing, to-night, I will dare, (and I dare now to tell you that I will dare, to But before I do dare that word, my own, let me tell you how very prominent I am! ) (The great way: a story of the joyful, the sorrowful, the glorious by Mitchell Kennerley 1921 )
1) if I have sung - When is he going to sing? (tomorrow or tonight?)
2) Is it ok to use Present Simple instead Present Perfect - if I have sung = if I sing
3) as I will sing - When is he going to sing? (tomorrow or tonight?)
Last edited by 5jj; 27-Feb-2011 at 16:08. Reason: typo
Would my assumption be plausible if I infused the following meanings into each sentence?
1) If you have called me tomorrow I will tell you everything.(I will tell you everything after you hang up the phone)
2) If you call me tomorrow I will tell you everything. (I will tell you everything on the phone)
1. If you call me in the morning, I will tell you in the afternoon.
2. If you have called me in the morning, I will tell y0u in the afternoon.
#1 might suggest that I will tell you, if it happens that you have called me earlier, while #2 might suggest that I will tell you provided that you call me earlier. However, note my use of 'might suggest'. I said in an earlier post, "There is a difference, though it may not be significant"; perhaps I should have said, "Some people might feel there is a difference"