when he has that figured out

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taraa

Senior Member
Persian
Isn't 'has figured out' a present perfect? Is that a causative have?

Girl: My mom is an artist. My dad, um, is an engineer. He's developing a technology that'll burn low-grade bituminous coal more efficiently.
Friend: Wow. You have him give me a call when he has that figured out.

The Glass Castle, movie
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    when he has that figured out = when he’s gotten to the point where he has figured that out
     
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