...live for the day when

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Muhammad Khatab

Senior Member
Classical Arabic
I live for the day when she will become a doctor.
I live for the day when she becomes a doctor.

My question is: which tense is acceptable after "when", future simple or present simple?
Thanks a lot!:)
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The simple present is the usual tense - you are speaking of the events on a day in the future that will then be the present.
    The future tense is also possible.
    The past tense is also possible: "I live for the day when she has finished her exams."
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