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    "when" in future tense

    Hello all!

    I`ve just been looking through CNN site and have found this sentence:

    American Insurance Group, already 80-percent owned by the US, is in discussions to secure additional government funds so it can keep operating after next Monday, when it will report the largest loss in U.S. corporate history, CNBC has learned.

    I've finished the future tenses recently and have learned that after "when" need to use the present tense so the sentence have confused me a bit.

    Can you explain please?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hello all!

    I`ve just been looking through CNN site and have found this sentence:

    American Insurance Group, already 80-percent owned by the US, is in discussions to secure additional government funds so it can keep operating after next Monday, when it will report the largest loss in U.S. corporate history, CNBC has learned.

    I've finished the future tenses recently and have learned that after "when" need to use the present tense so the sentence have confused me a bit.

    Can you explain please?

    Thanks in advance!
    ...so it (ie American Insurance Group) can keep operating after next Monday; after next Monday (= when) it (ie American Insurance Group) will report the largest loss...

    This is not a time clause.


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    Re: "when" in future tense

    Engee is right. This is more like a relative clause and can be replaced by "and then", "at which time"


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    Re: "when" in future tense

    I've finished the future tenses recently and have learned that after "when" need to use the present tense so the sentence have confused me a bit.

    I finished (studying) the Future tenses recently and learned that after "when", we need to use the Present tense; so the sentence has confused me a bit.

    Come and see me next week, when I will have more time. Future tense
    I'll do it when I am able :Present tense
    I loved maths when I was at school : Past Tense

    'when' is not only used as a conjunction in Present tense clauses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmoss View Post
    Engee is right. This is more like a relative clause and can be replaced by "and then", "at which time"
    Perfect!

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    Re: "when" in future tense

    I think I understood. Thank you all for your replies! Special thanks to David L. I thought that if I use "recently" I can use the Present Pefect.

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