RE: [Czechlist] Re: grammar -- THANKS !
- Many thanks indeed to all contributors for inputs and clarifications illustrated by such excellent examples.
From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Melvyn
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 7:49 PM
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 Iâ€™ll let you know (what). :-)
To go back to your first sentence:
Iâ€™ll let you know what I find/have found/found
Basically, what Jamie said.
I would dissuade students from using â€˜will have foundâ€™ here. The â€œwillâ€ 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, Iâ€™ll be doing a search on Thursday and Iâ€™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 Iâ€™ll let you know what I got/received for my birthday on Friday (the present perfect would be wrong here IMO)
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