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    Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Hello, there.

    'Let's see what Will Smith says in call'. is that correct? I would write 'Let's see what Will Smith will say on the call'.
    What do you think of that?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Are we waiting to have a telephone call with Will Smith and then waiting to hear what he says during that call? I'm a little unclear on the context.

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Yes, correct. At that time we were waiting for that call.

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Yes, correct. At that time we were waiting for that call.
    In that case say "Let's see what Will Smith says when he calls".

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    I am sorry, but why we aren't using the future tense in this case?
    Moreover, the call is a conference call, so 'when he calls' doesn't seem to be an accurate term for that.

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I am sorry, but why we aren't using the future tense in this case?
    Moreover, the call is a conference call, so 'when he calls' doesn't seem to be an accurate term for that.
    "Let's see what Will Smith says when he calls". This is clearly referring to the future. Why didn't you mention its being a conference call in your original post? Perhaps you can now see the importance of giving all available context in your questions.
    "Let's see what Will Smith says during the (conference) call".

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    We regularly use the present tense to indicate the future if it follows "when".

    I will buy that coat when I find it.
    When he comes, I will ask him where he got his shoes.

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Agree, we use the present tense in when-clause, but your examples have the future tense in the main clauses while in the example given above, the present perfect is used instead.

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    #9

    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    This is a completely normal way to express something in the future:
    Let's see what Will says on the call.
    Let's see what Will has to say on the call.
    Let's talk about it when Will arrives.
    Let's discuss it more when Will is here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Let's see what Will Smith says in call.

    Thanks.
    I guess, in a similar way we may say, 'Let's see how it goes' instead of 'Let's see how it'll go'. Right?

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