Adel
Which one is correct? I am knitting a scarf. I will show you when I complete it! or I will show you when I completed it! or I will show you when I have completed it! or Maybe something else!!! Thanks in advance
Jul 2, 2015 6:24 AM
Answers · 7
The first and the third sentences are grammatically possible. The second makes no sense. The third construction is the one we'd be most likely to use, although 'finished' is the verb we'd probably use - 'I'll show you when I've finished it'.
July 2, 2015
you could also say, I will show you when it is finished. Possibly an American English speaker might be more likely to say "I will show you when it is done".
July 2, 2015
1 and 3 are OK but 2 is not. There is no real difference in meaning between 1 and 3 but the present simple and present perfect do have different usages in other contexts.
July 2, 2015
Hi Adel, Micheal is quite correct 1 and 3 are fine, however as native speakers we would much more be likely to say "I will show you when I have finished it".
July 2, 2015
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