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    #1

    future time

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please tell me which tense is correct in the following sentences, and why?

    1. I will feel more relaxed after I finish / have finished my essay by the end of the week.

    2. It has already been arranged, they are coming after they have / have had dinner.

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    #2

    Re: future time

    Neither one works for me in #1.
    Either one is OK in #2. I would make it two sentences, though. "It has already been arranged. They are coming..."

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    #3

    Re: future time

    I am not a teacher.

    Both would work in #1 if you removed, 'by the end of the week'.

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    #4

    Re: future time

    ... as it would in #2, I'd suggest.

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    #5

    Re: future time

    bhaisahab,

    In #1 could other tenses be used if we kept "by the end of the week"?

    In #2 would a semi-colon work too?
    Last edited by hela; 21-Mar-2015 at 19:28.

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    #6

    Re: future time

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    bhaisahab,

    In #1 could other tenses be used if we kept "by the end of the week"?

    In #2 would a semi-colon work too?
    #1 would work as a conditional, "I will feel more relaxed if I finish my essay by the end of the week." Or as "I will feel more relaxed by the end of the week, when my essay is finished."

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