# Thread: if I have/ if I save

1. ## if I have/ if I save

is it correct present perfect in if clauses?

If I've saved enough money I'll buy a new tv.

If I save enough money I'll buy a new tv.

I'll call to him if he hasn't called by 10:00

I'll call to him if he doesn't call by 10:00

2. ## Re: if I have/ if I save

Originally Posted by "Darth"
is it correct present perfect in if clauses?

If I've saved enough money I'll buy a new tv.
(Try: Once I've saved enough money I'll buy a new TV.)

If I save enough money I'll buy a new tv.

I'll call to him if he hasn't called by 10:00.

I'll call to him if he doesn't call by 10:00.

3. ## Re: if I have/ if I save

***** NOT A TEACHER *****

"If I have saved enough money by June of this year, I will buy a new TV."

4. ## Re: if I have/ if I save

(An argument could be made for the first one, in a context where the saver didn't know what the TV would cost: 'If [it turns out that] I've saved enough money [by now] I'll buy a new TV. [Otherwise, I'll keep saving.]'

But this sort of context is rare. You'd be more likely to meet it in a more trivial context - a child saving up for a big box of chocolates, say. Generally, Tarheel's correction is right.

b
PS Note: capitals for 'TV'.

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