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    Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Does the sentence make sense to you?

    I think "Once I master English, I will go anywhere." makes sense. What do you think?

    Thank you so much as usual for your time and help.

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    #2

    Re: Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Both dependent clauses work. The main clause sounds odd; better would be I will be able to go anywhere/ I can go anywhere.

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    Re: Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Thank you for the clear and quick answer and I am still confused with the both sentences then. If you do not mind, could you tell me any meaning difference between them? I mean between 'have mastered' and 'master' in the each sentence.

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    Re: Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    If you do not mind, could you tell me any meaning difference between them? I mean between 'have mastered' and 'master' in the each sentence.
    Once I master - there is a suggestion that the ability to go elsewhere happens at the moment of mastering English.
    Once I have mastered English - There is a suggestion that the ability to go elsehere happens after the moment of mastering English.

    There is not a significant difference in meaning in practice.

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    #5

    Re: Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    How can I thank you enough? Thank you as usual And can we apply the same rule to these sentences:

    If I am proven guilty, I will apologize to you.

    If I have been proven guilty, I will apologize to you.

    And there is not much difference between them, you think? Thank you.



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    Re: Once I have mastered English, I will go anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    How can I thank you enough? Thank you as usual And can we apply the same rule to these sentences:

    If I am proven guilty, I will apologize to you.

    If I have been proven guilty, I will apologize to you.

    And there is not much difference between them, you think? Thank you.


    There is, in that case. If isn't the same as once.

    If I am proven guilty => it might happen
    When I have been proven guilty = it will happen
    if I have been proven guilty => -? unikely, in this context. You could have something like 'If it has been raining...'

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