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  1. "Darth"
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    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

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    Re: if I have/ if I save

    Quote Originally Posted by "Darth" View Post
    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.

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    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."

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    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.

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