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English grammar question (Future perfect)?

English grammar question (Future perfect)? Topic: grammar homework
June 24, 2019 / By Trecia
Question: Hi, I would like to ask on the following sentences: "I am going to watch the movie when I have finished the homework" //found on grammar site Why I cannot have simply this: "I will watch the movie when I finish the homework"? I am still using sentences like (in my work) - "I will read your email once I am back". Does it mean it is wrong? It seems strange to use something like "I will read your email when I have got back". Thank you
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Salal Salal | 9 days ago
Future perfect has to have present and future tenses to make it perfect future. which is why "am going" has to be used instead of just using "will". Using sentences like what you used for work is correct but not future perfect. Saying "I will read your email when I have got back" is incorrect.
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Salal Originally Answered: English Grammar Question?
By using the definite article "the", the speaker seems to imply that all former inhabitants of the neighbourhood will be in that book of record. If there was indeed only one family living in that neighbourhood years ago, then the statement is correct. However, if there were more than one family living in that neighbourhood years ago, then the statement describing the book of record could be: "This is a record of some/a few/ several/ a number of / a group of former inhabitants of this neighbourhood" Determiners like "some", "a few", "several", "a number of", "a group of" would be more apt to modify the noun "inhabitants" in this case.

Nichole Nichole
Nothing wrong whatsoever with your sentences. 'When I finish' is simply verbal shorthand for 'when I have finished', similarly with your other example. A true future perfect involves the future auxiliary (shall/will) with the past auxiliary (have) combined with the past participle, e.g. ' I shall have finished my homework by the time the films starts '.
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Nichole Originally Answered: English Grammar Question?
In the clause "whom you know", "whom" is the object of the verb, "you" is the subject of the verb, and "know" is the verb itself. As the object, "whom" takes the objective form. The entire clause "whom you know" is a nominative clause acting as the subject complement in the sentence "It is whom you know". In that sentence, "it" is the subject, "is" is the verb, and the complete nominative clause is the subject complement. The clause as a whole does not have a subjective or objective form, although it does have a subjective use here. What matters isn't the subjective use of the clause. What matters is the objective use of the word. Of course, as you've noticed yourself, most people ignore these relationships in casual conversation. Even though "It is he" is correct, "It's him" is common. Even though "It is whom you know" is correct, "It's who ya know" is common.
Nichole Originally Answered: English Grammar Question?
It's who you know. Whom is kind of specific. You only use it when you actually are looking for someone to give you a name or other specific identifier like "the tall man with glasses".

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