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    #1

    I don't understand the difference

    I am confused with two sentences

    what's the difference present perfect tense and past tense ?

    (a) Can i borrow that book when you have finished it ?

    (b) Can i borrow that book when you finish it ?

    Please explain the meaning of two sentences.

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    Re: I don't understand the difference

    'When you have finished it'── at some time after you are finished.
    'When you finish it'── immediately when you are finished.

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    Re: I don't understand the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by chanhwee View Post
    I am confused with two sentences

    what's the difference present perfect tense and past tense ?

    (a) Can I borrow that book when you have finished it ?

    (b) Can I borrow that book when you finish it ?

    Please explain the meaning of two sentences.
    No A Teacher

    Chanhwee the I in your questions should be capitalised.

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    Re: I don't understand the difference

    chanhwee, Click here to find links to previous answers to your question.

    If your thread title had been Present perfect tense/past tense​, the system would have found similar threads for you.

    Note that '...when you finish it' is the present tense.

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