Confusion over time frame

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Confusion over time frame

There is another lesson about using the pretérito perfecto after esperar to indicate a completed action in the future. Is there any difference in sentence construction between these two cases or would intent have to be discerned entirely from context? 

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola R

In that other lesson about the future we explain that:

"You will generally find a future reference in these sentences (unless it has been mentioned before and it is omitted.)"

One of the sentences used is:

Esperamos que hayáis encontrado lo que buscáis para entonces.

We hope you will have found what you're looking for by then.

This time marker shows that we are referring to a future event. 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Confusion over time frame

There is another lesson about using the pretérito perfecto after esperar to indicate a completed action in the future. Is there any difference in sentence construction between these two cases or would intent have to be discerned entirely from context? 

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