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    Future with When,As soon as... (English exercise n52148 - Please quote this number when contacting us)

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    Future with When,As soon as...


                                When, As soon as, + future ?

     

    No future after 'When', 'As soon as', 'As long as', 'Until' ('till') + subordinate clause

               I'll go to the dentist's as soon as I have (no future!) a toothache.

               What a mess! Your mother will be angry when she comes back. (no future!)

               I'll stay at home until you phone me. (no future!)


     

    Only the verb in the main clause is in the future tense:

              'Will you still need me when I'm sixty-four?' (The Beatles)

               I will phone you as soon as I arrive.

               Jenny will rent this flat as long as she lives in Brighton.

     

    Warning! The subordinate clause can be at the beginning of the sentence!

              When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all. (Paul Simon)

              As soon as you meet Janet, you will love her.

             Until you are eighteen, you will not drive a car.

     

     

    Choose the correct tense.

                     Good luck!





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    1. 'I'll give you a biscuit when you your soup!' the mother said to her son.

    2. We'll go for a walk in the park as soon as it raining.

    3. You cold as long as you don't shut the window. It's freezing outside!

    4. As soon as you sixteen, you'll take driving lessons.

    5. When you are eighteen, you your driving licence.

    6. You'll maybe need glasses when you older.

    7. Jenny this song until she comes out of the bathroom!

    8. When John and Mary into their new house, they will have two spare rooms for guests.

    9. Richard will look for a job as soon as he his exams.

    10. Let's have dinner in the garden! When it gets too cold, we inside.









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