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Is one of these phrases correct:

as soon as I earn enough money
as soon as I have earned enough money
as soon as I'll earn enough money
as soon as I'll have earned enough money

or are all wrong?

I want to point to a moment in the future when I'll have some/enough money to purchase something.

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These are correct:

as soon as I earn enough money
as soon as I have earned enough money

and these aren't:

as soon as I'll earn enough money
as soon as I'll have earned enough money

You don't need the will when using as soon as.

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  • What's the major difference between "indefinite" and "perfect" in these particular phrases then?
    – zerkms
    Oct 20, 2011 at 0:04
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    Note that you will want the will later on, e.g. As soon as I earn enough money, I will buy myself a motorboat.
    – Daniel
    Oct 20, 2011 at 0:04
  • @drɱ65 δ: thanks, but any comments about difference between indefinite and perfect in this case? Or are they just interchangeable?
    – zerkms
    Oct 20, 2011 at 0:12
  • The meanings in this context are the same; they are interchangeable.
    – Daniel
    Oct 20, 2011 at 0:22

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