I am struggling a little with a question I received from one of my Russian students today.
She doesn't understand the sense of :
You can go to the country break when you have passed your last examination
We can pass this exercise when we have done this one.
I am of the opinion that WHEN is being used as a conditional
"If you pass your exams, you can go to the country for a break" but if I do this it changes the tense and she wants to know why they use past participle / present perfect and I cannot for the life of it, figure it out.
I said it could be that WHEN is being used as a conjunction here.
Her objective is to change this sentence using "will be able to"
"We will be able to pass this exercise when we have done this one." but does not understand the original sentence.
I have also explained that "pass your exam" in Russian is very different to that of British English as we "take an exam" and "pass the exam" but they use "pass the exam" to say they have taken the exam.
Can anyone please help me here? I am trained as a TEFL teacher but do not have full indepth knowledge/training as a Teacher of English as the 1st language.
I would appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.