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    #1

    tell me when...

    Are these sentences correct:
    1) Tell me when you are entering the pool.
    2) Tell me when you enter the pool.

    I think '1' could mean two things:

    a) When you are entering the pool, tell me that you are entering the pool.
    b) Tell me when you will be going to enter the pool.

    I think '2' would in general only mean 'a', but it could also be used if 'entering the pool' was a habitual action (for example in this sentence: 'Tell when you enter the pool every day.')

    Would you say that is correct?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: tell me when...

    I see no significant difference.

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    #3

    Re: tell me when...

    I think b) is a bit dodgy as an interpretation of 1).

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