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    Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    Hello All,


    I need to know please if these sentences are grammatically correct.
    Can we use "has been done" with future tense?


    Please let me know once the testing has been done.
    Please let me know once the testing is done.


    Thank you.
    Last edited by farhankhan2007; 22-Feb-2017 at 20:38.

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    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Can we use "has been done" with future tense?
    You mean 'time', not 'tense'.

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    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    The present perfect is used in adverbial clauses of time after the conjunctions 'when', 'till', 'before', 'after', 'as soon as' to denote an action completed before a definite moment in the future.
    ──quoted from https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...156#post319156

    I think 'once' is also among these conjunctions.
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    #4

    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    Would "will have been done" be wrong in this context?

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    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    I would consider it wrong.
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    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    In what sentence?

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    #7

    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    In the sentence below, presumably.

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Please let me know once the testing has been done.
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    #8

    Re: Can we use "has been done" with future tense?

    No, I meant what is the full sentence once the substitution has been made?
    "Please let me know once will have been done" is wrong, definitely.
    "Please let me know once the sentence will have been done" is wrong.
    There might be a sentence that uses "will have been done" that is correct.
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