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RE: [Czechlist] Re: grammar -- THANKS !

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  • Pilucha, Jiri
    Many thanks indeed to all contributors for inputs and clarifications illustrated by such excellent examples. Jiri From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 5, 2012
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      Many thanks indeed to all contributors for inputs and clarifications illustrated by such excellent examples.

      Jiri


      From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Melvyn
      Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 7:49 PM
      To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Czechlist] Re: grammar



      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>, "Pilucha, Jiri" <jiri.pilucha@...<mailto:jiri.pilucha@...>> wrote:
      >Az neco najdu, dam ti vedet, co jsem nasel

      When I find something I’ll let you know (what). :-)

      To go back to your first sentence:
      I’ll let you know what I find/have found/found

      Basically, what Jamie said.

      I would dissuade students from using ‘will have found’ here. The “will” is quite redundant in all but the most contrived cases IMO.
      :-)

      I agree that #3 is much more unlikely, but yes, I can think of a case where it might well be acceptable, e.g. if today is Wednesday, I’ll be doing a search on Thursday and I’ll report back to you on Friday then on Friday I will let you know what I found on Thursday (because it is normally bad form to use the present perfect with the day before and similar time expressions). A better example might be:

      My birthday is on Friday but I will not see you till Saturday, so:
      On Saturday I’ll let you know what I got/received for my birthday on Friday (the present perfect would be wrong here IMO)

      BR

      M.



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