When we describe events and actions
expected to take place in the future, we use
future tenses. Remember we have simple
future, future progressive and future perfect
But what happens when you’re trying to
express an action that will take place in
the future but another action has to
happen first for the other one to occur?
That’s when we use…
Let’s start with some examples
As soon as Margaret gets dressed,
she’ll make coffee.
I’ll stay with you until Mrs. Patterson
When the movie finishes, they’ll go out
to eat for dinner.
What is a Clause?
a clause is a pair or group of words that
consist of a subject and a predicate. That
gives additional information.
Example: I’ll meet your girlfriend when the
A main clause can stand alone as a
The main clause has the verb in future tense.
Example: I'll be in your home when I finish
my work. Main clause
Future Time Clause
Time Clause: they can`t be alone as a
sentence, it is used to mark the time
when an action is going to happen.
The future time clause is the part of the
sentence that has the verb in present
Example: I'll be in your home when I
finish my work.
Why are time expressions
necessary in the use of future
They’re necessary because they mark
how the actions are going to take place.
And second, they are use to indentify
what action is going to take place first,
last or might at the same time. (when,
after, as soon as, until, if )
MAIN CLAUSE TIME CLAUSE
Has the verb in future
Can stand alone as a
It doesn’t have a time
it doesn’t determine order
of the actions.
Has the verb in present
It can’t stand alone as a
It has a time expression.
It does determine the
order of the actions.
How is it form ?
Put the verb in present after the time
expression: (when, after, as soon as,
until, if )
Put the other verb in future tense.
Karen will look for a new job as soon as she has time.
As soon as she has time, Karen will look for a new job.
when you put the time clause first you’ll need to put a coma between it
and the main clause.
Note_ the world if isn’t a time
expression it is use at the same
way of the other but when it is use
it turns in a conditional clause.
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