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    Questions with when

    Hello there,

    If I want to know when a job start can I say:

    when does the job start?

    Or it's better to say:

    when is the job going to start?

    I know it is incorrect to use "will" after "when" so I couldn't say:

    when will the job start?

    Let me know when you have time and thank you for your help.

    Bye.

    Marcello


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    Re: Questions with when

    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    They are all correct.

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    Wink Re: Questions with when

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    Hello there,

    If I want to know when a job starts can I say:

    When does the job start?
    Yes, you can.

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    Or is it better to say:

    When is the job going to start?

    I know it is incorrect to use "will" after "when" so I couldn't say:

    When will the job start?
    It is correct to say When will the job start? since it is not a time clause, where it is incorrect to use will:

    She'll phone me when she knows (not ...when she will know...) something more about the subject.
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    Re: Questions with when

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Yes, you can.



    It is correct to say When will the job start? since it is not a time clause, where it is incorrect to use will:

    She'll phone me when she knows (not ...when she will know...) something more about the subject.
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    Bear in mind I'm not a teacher!
    You could be a good teacher, I think.

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    #5

    Re: Questions with when

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    Hello there,

    If I want to know when a job starts can I say:

    when does the job start?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    Or it's better to say:

    when is the job going to start?
    Not better, but equally correct.

    (Say: Is it better to say)

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    I know it is incorrect to use "will" after "when" so I couldn't say:

    when will the job start?
    What engee30 said.

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