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Dear teachers,

They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
(a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


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blacknomi said:
Dear teachers,

They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
(a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


Thank you very much in advance.

I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers". :lol:
 

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d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's. ;-)
 

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MikeNewYork said:
blacknomi said:
Dear teachers,

They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
(a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


Thank you very much in advance.

I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers". :lol:

The key is (b), which I don't agree with.
Thank you very much indeed. Now I understnad better.
 

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tdol said:
d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's. ;-)

I'd like to give you a cute @->-- as my deep appreciation.
 

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blacknomi said:
MikeNewYork said:
blacknomi said:
Dear teachers,

They will not leave until they ______ all the interesting souvenirs.
(a) have (b) will have (c) had (d) have had


Thank you very much in advance.

I would go with "have" there. The future tense of the main clause makes it clear that the second clause is also in the future. I would use "have had" only for consumables. For example, if the items were food items that had been eaten, "until they have had all the cheeseburgers". :lol:

The key is (b), which I don't agree with.
Thank you very much indeed. Now I understnad better.

I agree with your disagreement. In my opinion, b is totally wrong.

:)
 

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blacknomi said:
tdol said:
d) might be possible if it meant 'buy', mightn't it? That way, they would be consuming the souvenirs. However, the natural choice is Mike's. ;-)

I'd like to give you a cute @->-- as my deep appreciation.

Thanks very much. On the last question,I agree with Ron- b) is wrong. We don't use'will'after 'until', not even in the perfect form.;-)

A flower for you @->--
 

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Thanks very much. On the last question,I agree with Ron- b) is wrong. We don't use'will'after 'until', not even in the perfect form.;-)

A flower for you @->--


LOL! <wearing a radiant smile>
 

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blacknomi said:
RonBee said:
I agree with your disagreement. In my opinion, b is totally wrong.

:)

Thanks for your agreement with my disagreement. (Is this sentence right? I think it strange. -_- )

I think "Thank you for...." is more usual, but that one is okay with me.

:D
 
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