Time clauses in the present (about the future)
They never take the future! They need to be in the present (present simple, or present perfect)
|When you get home,||call me – not LoM: “When you‘ll get home”!!!I’ll be in the office.I’m going to have a shower!
I’ll call you!
Time clauses in the past – Sequences narrating past actions
|Before we moved to the south,Before we were transferred,Before moving to the south,||we had lived in Madrid.we had been living in Madrid.we lived in Madrid.
we were living in Madrid.
|After finishing the meal,After we had finished the meal,||we went for a coffee.|
|When we had finished the meal,||we continued our journey.|
|While we were talking about the trip,
While talking about the trip,
During the trip,
|we listened to the radio.we were listening to the radio.|
|When we were talking about the trip,||we heard a loud crash outside.|
|When we heard the crash,||we were talking about the trip.|
|As soon as we arrived,As soon as we had arrived,||we called our families.|