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celtaflorida

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Hi.
In the statement 'when I've saved another $1,000, I'll be able to buy a new car.' why the the first clause uses present perfect and in the result clause the tense is future?
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Has somebody told you that you can't use different tenses in the same sentence?

Forget it—you can.

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emsr2d2

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We frequently use the present tense to refer to the future.

When I am 60, I will retire.
Once I have £1000, I will buy a car.
 
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