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I heard that will cannot be used after when in SUBORDINATE time clauses, butin in MAIN clasues can be used.

A native speaker said that when + will was a mistake.

So are these sentences correct?

When will I get the photos?
When will you call me?


Can you give the source of your explanation?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi mate,

I really was amazed to know that when + will is a mistake Emotion: smile .. I am not a native speaker .. but I am used to use when + will when I talk English and no one told me that my use of the combination is wrong .. lets pray for someone knowledagble to come Emotion: big smile
Hi,
I think that the native is mistaken but lets wait for other opinions.
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DominikI heard that will cannot be used after when in SUBORDINATE time clauses, butin in MAIN clasues can be used. <-- YES

A native speaker said that when + will was a mistake. <--- only in some cases

So are these sentences correct?

When will I get the photos? YES
When will you call me? YES


Can you give the source of your explanation?

Thanks in advance!
Hi, you have to avoid it in some subordinated clauses. Example:
If tomorrow is nice, I'll go for a walk.<--- not "if tomorrow will be nice"
I'll tell about it when you come back. <---- not "when you will come back"
I'm afraid I won't be back before it's dark <--- not "before it will be dark"
etc.

In many other cases it's ok to use "will". Examples:
When will he finally decide to do something about that?<--- this is just a question
I wanted to know when he will do something about that. <---- this is a reported question, in reported speech

Emotion: smile
Hi, thanks for your reply. Your examples are clear. I wonder what the native was talking about. He said that When will was incorrect in all cases.

Regards,
Dominik
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Hi, Calif Jim.

Thank you very much for the useful links.

Regards
Dominik