present perfect and simple

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present perfect and simple

Post by apfelsine » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:04 am


I'd like to ask the following question:

Which sentence is correct and why. If both are, what is the difference. Thank you.

1. I will do if after I have done the shopping.
2. I will do it after I do the shopping.

I guess both are correct, but what is the difference then?

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Re: present perfect and simple

Post by Alan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:57 am

Yes, both correct with no real difference in meaning.