future situation vs unknown

AshlynA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

future situation vs unknown

may i check if both situations mean the same thing?

I will speak to her when she gets home.

because i do not know when will she get home so i will use subjunctive.

How about if i DO know when she will get home and i am referring to the future time when she gets home, say maybe 9pm, is this still using subjunctive? although i do know the time, we are speaking of a non general situation that is happening in the future. Does this trigger the subjunctive too?

Thanks

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Yes Ashlyn, exactly. Even if you know when that's going to happen it is still a future event, so that will still trigger the subjunctive. 

future situation vs unknown

may i check if both situations mean the same thing?

I will speak to her when she gets home.

because i do not know when will she get home so i will use subjunctive.

How about if i DO know when she will get home and i am referring to the future time when she gets home, say maybe 9pm, is this still using subjunctive? although i do know the time, we are speaking of a non general situation that is happening in the future. Does this trigger the subjunctive too?

Thanks

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