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    #1

    We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    I'm getting confused with tense in English grammar. The situation is like this.
    ・ A friend of mine (friend A) is visiting the U.S, and will be back in a week. He hasn't formed his final impression of it yet.
    ・ I'm in Japan, talking to friend B and I want to say…


    1) We'll see how his trip was when he comes back.
    2) We'll see how his trip is when he comes back.
    3) We'll see how his trip will have been when he comes back.


    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by neoneo; 22-Jun-2016 at 08:33.

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    #2

    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    Use sentence 1.

    I would say "We'll see how his trip went when he comes/gets back".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    Thank you, emsr2d2.
    I'll use the past tense, and I agree that "went" is a much better choice. It didn't occur to me. Thank you again.
    Last edited by neoneo; 22-Jun-2016 at 08:35.

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    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by neoneo View Post
    A friend of mine (friend A) is visiting the U.S. and will be bake back in a week. He is on trip now and doesn't have He hasn't formed his his final impression of it yet.
    I'm in Japan, talking to friend B, and I want to say…

    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by neoneo View Post
    Thank you, emsr2d2.
    I'll use the past tense, and I agree that "went" is a much better choice. It didn't occurred to me.
    Please note my corrections to your posts.

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    #5

    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    I corrected my posts. Thank you, Rover KE.

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    #6

    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    Also note that when punctuation other than a period follows an abbreviation, you need both the period and the other punctuation. For example, when you write U.S., and follow it with a comma, you have to write both punctuation marks (as I have in this sentence).
    Last edited by GoesStation; 22-Jun-2016 at 17:41.
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    #7

    Re: We'll see how it was/is/will have been. Which is appropriate?

    Thank you, GoesStation. I'll keep it in mind.

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