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    #1

    Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.
    Once you pass the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    What are the differences in meaning of the above two sentences?
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    #2

    Re: Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    They mean the same thing.

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    Re: Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They mean the same thing.
    Could they be used interchangeably?

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    #4

    Re: Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    What do you mean? If you think that you can use the present perfect and the present simple interchangeably, you're wrong.
    There're some situations, contexts where they're interchangeable (like in yours).

    Look at my sentences where these tenses aren't interchangeable:

    I play football every day. I do love it! (not I've played football every day)
    I've just broken your cap, sorry for that. (not I break your cup)
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: Once you've passed the exams, you'll be given a diploma.

    They are interchangeable in this context.

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