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    When goes with what tense?

    I take out a sentence from my exam last week:
    Write down the right verb form
    When she (arrive) there next week , I'll write to her

    Two possible choices are: When she arrives next week... or When she has arrived next week?
    Last edited by belly_ttt; 05-Dec-2007 at 06:18.


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    I think the right answer is (when she arrives next week) because here in this sentence
    we talk about (the Futuer Tens) and we can use (the Simple Persent Tens) with it.


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Any more ideas? Because I think that it's ok to use present perfect here


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by FuNtOlOvE View Post
    I think the right answer is (when she arrives next week) because here in this sentence
    we talk about (the Future Tense) and we can use (the Simple Present Tense) with it.
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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    When she (arrive) next week there, I'll write to her.

    "There" doesn't belong, at least not in that position.
    Best: When she arrives next week, I'll write to her.
    or possibly:
    When she arrives there next week, I'll write to her.

    edward

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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Sorry, my bad. But why can't I use" When she has arrived there next week" to mean after she arrive, I'll write to her because Micheal Swan said: "The present perfect is used instead of the future perfect to express the iead of completion"
    ex: I'll phone you when I've finished


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Sorry, my bad. But why can't I use" When she has arrived there next week" to mean after she arrive, I'll write to her because Micheal Swan said: "The present perfect is used instead of the future perfect to express the iead of completion"
    ex: I'll phone you when I've finished
    Not with 'when' it isn't, Belly, at least normally. I'd say that the normal neutral is the present simple with 'when'.


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    But that what Micheal wrote, isn't it?


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    But that what Micheal wrote, isn't it?
    What section of Swan's book was it in, Belly?


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    Re: When goes with what tense?

    Practical English Usage: Tense implification in subordinate clauses- present perfect:.... when I've finished

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