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The present perfect tense is often used in subordinate clauses to refer to the future. Note that this is possible only when the verb in the main clause is in the present or future tense. We will not begin the work until they have agreed to our conditions. NOT We will not begin the work until they will have agreed to our conditions.
In subordinate clauses we often use present tenses to refer to the future. Present tenses are also used after question words and relative pronouns to refer to the future. I will go where you go. (NOT I will go where you will g. This usually happens after conjunctions like when, until, after, before, as soon as, if and whether. He says that he will give 20 dollars to anyone who finds his phone. NOT He says that he will give 20 dollars to anyone who will find his phone. In comparisons with as and than both present and future verbs are possible. We will get there sooner than you do. OR We will get there sooner than you will. Future in subordinate clauses.
Time clauses can come at the beginning or end of sentences. Use a comma only when the time clause begins the sentence. The verb in the main clause is often in the future. Don’t use will or be going to in the future time clause. Exercise 1 Exercise 2. Posted by Admin at 4:45 PM. Labels: subordinate-clauses.
I have encountered in some grammar books that you can never have the future tense in the sub-ordinate . It seems to hold in conditional clauses and time clauses (those that contain when, if etc).
I have encountered in some grammar books that you can never have the future tense in the sub-ordinate clause when the main clause is also in the future tense. Based on that, the sentence "What will be will be" has always stuck out in my mind as an abberation. So my question is, is this an actual rule?
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future in subordinate clauses. Start date May 23, 2014. two different future times).
In time clauses we use the present tense to talk about the future. Compare: I'll come back home and I'll do it. x I'll do it when I come back home. when I come is the time clause) You will push this button and the door will open. x As soon as you push this button the door will open.
In English, the verb tenses in time clauses are not what your students might expect. Either event can be expressed in the time clause depending on which subordinating conjunction you use in that clause. Since future time clauses talk about events in the future, ESL students might wrongly assume the verbs in future time clauses are written in the future tense. However, that is not the case. When writing the sentence, one event is expressed in the main clause using a future tense. The other event, the one expressed in the future time clause, is expressed in the simple present, NOT the simple future. I will study until I know every answer. I will call you when I get home.
I am confused by the tense simplification in subordinate clauses and modal verbs which can be used to talk about .
I am confused by the tense simplification in subordinate clauses and modal verbs which can be used to talk about the present or future. Let's look at this sentence first:- "Any person who wounds a person must be sentenced to permanent imprisonment. Must" in the main clause can be used to talk about the present or future. So if "must" in the main clause talks about the future, and I apply the time simplification rule to the subordinate clause, the time of the subordinate clause.