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    #1

    Tense choice - time clause

    Which tense works best here?

    Should you close the stadium until the pitch across the street (is/has been/will be) completed, you will be destroyed by the media.

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    #2

    Re: Tense choice - time clause

    Present perfect or present simple.
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    #3

    Re: Tense choice - time clause

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Present perfect or present simple.

    Is there a difference in meaning?

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    #4

    Re: Tense choice - time clause

    I see no significant difference there.

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