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    #1

    comes or will come? plz help

    Dear teachers,
    please read the following question.
    I think it is necessary for my 19-year-old son to have his own mobile phone, for I sometimes want to make sure if he _____ home for dinner.
    comes\will come

    I am not sure which one is correct here? comes or will come.

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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    #2

    Re: comes or will come? plz help

    comes

    the answer is simple,you can't use the simple future tense in any time clauses (clauses that begin with when,if....)

    my 2 cents!

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #3

    Re: comes or will come? plz help

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan View Post
    I think it is necessary for my 19-year-old son to have his own mobile phone, for I sometimes want to make sure if he _____ home for dinner.
    comes\will come

    I am not sure which one is correct here? comes or will come.
    There's no condition, no if. It's a that clause, like this,

    I want to make sure (that) he comes home for dinner.

    All the best.

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