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Dear all,

Please tell me which of the following sentences are correct.

1) After I reached there, I will call you.

2) After reaching there, I will call you.

3) After I have reached there, I will call you.

4) After I reach there, I will call you.


Thank you.

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1) After I reached there, I will call you. NO

2) After reaching there, I will call you. OK

3) After I have reached there, I will call you. OK

4) After I reach there, I will call you. OK

Where I live we say it like this:

I'll call you when I get there.

CJ

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Thanks a lot CJ Sir.

Except for #1, all are correct. The reason is that we can't use a past-tense form in a dependent clause (after...) when the main clause (I will...) contains a future-tense form. In your example, you want to say that first you will reach there and then you will call the other person. Both the actions will happen in the future, so past simple tense is not correct in the dependent clause there.

Here is another example:

-After (watching / I've watched / I finish watching my favourite TV show), I (will / am going to / will have to/ am to) do my homework.

Thank you.
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