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    #1

    know when he comes here

    1) I never know when he comes here.

    One meaning of that sentence would be:
    a) I never realize it when he comes here.

    Could it have any other meanings?

    Could it mean:
    c) I never know when he will come here. I never know when to expect him.

    Let us assume that he comes here twice a week according to a weekly schedule that changes every week. Could I use that sentence to indicate that in any given week I do not know on which days and at what time he will show up?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: know when he comes here

    If it's a regular event, I would use "I never know when he's coming" or "I never know when he's going to come/arrive/turn up/show up".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: know when he comes here

    I think c) might work if he is visiting at the time of saying it.

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