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I read:
After if and when, we normally use present tenses to talk about the future.

Then, can I say:

When you have finished using my pc, return it to me .
Please, when you have started your Website, send me the address.

Thank you very much,
Spoonfedbaby
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Absolutely correct! But, your examples are both commands, not really the present tense.

"After you finish with my computer, you will return it, won't you?"

"When you finish your dinner, I will take you to the movies."
Just to get this straightened out: use future tense in the main clause and a present tense in the 'if / when' clause.

PS: the point being made is that you don't write: 'When you will finish your dinner, I will take you to the movies.
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Spoonfedbaby
Mister MicawberJust to get this straightened out: use future tense in the main clause and a present tense in the 'if / when' clause.

PS: the point being made is that you don't write: 'When you will finish your dinner, I will take you to the movies.
With 'when', I'd say that that is always {almost always ??} the case but with 'if' it's a slightly different ballgame. When it's a volitional 'will', well, we use 'will'.

If you will [kindly] finish up your dinner, I'll take you to the movies.

I'll also suggest that there are a few other limited cases where a 'will' is included as an emphatic.
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Can i say :

I am going to using pc , when you finish.

Thank you
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easywayhi Emotion: big smile

Can i say :

I am going to using pc , when you finish.

Thank you



Dear Easyway,

You may say: «I am going to use the pc when you finish with it».

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Goldmund
easywayhi Emotion: big smile

Can i say :

I am going to using pc , when you finish.

Thank you

In this case you don't absolutely need "with it". But you do need a 'the'.

I am going to using the PC when you finish.
"I am going to using the PC when you finish." Are sure "going to using" is OK?
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