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    #1

    "Once I receive ... " vs "Once I received ... "

    Dear teachers and friends, What is the difference between the following sentences and which one is the correct one?1. Once I receive …2. Once I received …3. Once I’ve received …Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: "Once I receive ... " vs "Once I received ... "

    Please give us the complete sentence.

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    #3

    Re: "Once I receive ... " vs "Once I received ... "

    It depends on how the sentence is going to end.

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    #4

    Re: "Once I receive ... " vs "Once I received ... "

    Thanks for your prompt response. The complete sentences are as follows:

    Once I receive John’s approval, I will have your request processed.
    Once I received John’s approval, I will have your request processed.
    Once I’ve received John’s approval, I will have your request processed.
    Last edited by hampeh; 28-Feb-2012 at 09:54.

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    Re: "Once I receive ... " vs "Once I received ... "

    Once I receive John’s approval, I will have your request processed.
    Once I received John’s approval, I will have your request processed.
    Once I’ve received John’s approval, I will have your request processed.

    Ther is no real difference between the two correct versions. In the last one, I would not contract 'have' in a formal letter.

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