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    #1

    Sequence of tenses

    I've been struggling with this sentence:

    Don't you care what they will say when they (have learned/learn) we have been telling them lies since the beginning?

    Which tense - perfect or simple - should go here?

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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    The simple present is correct there, used to express the future, as it frequently is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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