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    Question what tense do i use in this case?

    So these are the steps to complete an "offer"

    To complete an offer, do the following steps:
    1. Do the offer you want.
    2. After you've completed (you have completed) it. Just wait until it is verified.

    (present perfect tense, I guess)

    Is the above way correct grammar?
    or I need to write:

    To complete an offer, do the following steps:
    1. Do the offer you want.
    2. After you completed it. Just wait until it is verified.

    (pass tense)

    or this way:

    To complete an offer, do the following steps:
    1. Do the offer you want.
    2. After you complete it. Just wait until it is verified.

    (simple present tense)

    or another way?

    Because this is a guide, I write it to teach people how to do an offer. But this is not happening, I don't know when will it happen. Just write to teach people. So what tense do I use in this case? And is the sentence "Just wait until it is verified." correct?

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    Re: what tense do i use in this case?

    You could use the present perfect or the present simple. I would change the wording a bit:

    1 Make the offer you want.
    2 After you complete it/have completed it, simply wait until it is verified.

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