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    Smile If clause containing Present perfect vs one containing Present Simple.

    Hello everyone,


    I want to know the difference between these sentences. For me, there isn't any, but actually the first containing Present Perfect emphasises finished action.In my opinion, both mean I will swim when I finish, don't they?


    If I have finished my HW by 7 AM, I will go swimming with you.
    If I finish my HW by 7 Oclock, I will go swimming with you.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: If clause containing Present perfect vs one containing Present Simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,


    I want to know the difference between these sentences. For me, there isn't any, but actually the first containing Present Perfect emphasises finished action.In my opinion, both mean I will swim when I finish, don't they?


    If I have finished my HW by 7 AM, I will go swimming with you.
    If I finish my HW by 7 Oclock, I will go swimming with you.
    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: If clause containing Present perfect vs one containing Present Simple.

    So in which cases dose it differ?
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: If clause containing Present perfect vs one containing Present Simple.

    They mean the same. You can use either.

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