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    celtaflorida is offline Junior Member
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    When & be able to

    Hi.
    In the statement 'when I've saved another $1,000, I'll be able to buy a new car.' why the the first clause uses present perfect and in the result clause the tense is future?
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    Re: When & be able to

    Has somebody told you that you can't use different tenses in the same sentence?

    Forget it—you can.

    Rover

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    Re: When & be able to

    We frequently use the present tense to refer to the future.

    When I am 60, I will retire.
    Once I have 1000, I will buy a car.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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