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Suppose, I am cooking meal, and my daughter is doing homework.

Then my daughter asked me, "is the food ready?"

I answered: "it will be ready by the time you will complete your homework."

Is my answer is grammatically correct? Tell me the alternatives.

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Remove the second instance of “will” and the sentence will sound correct:

It will be ready by the time you complete your homework.

The part “you complete your homework” is in the subjunctive mood- you don’t know for sure that your daughter will complete her homework. Using the word “will” implies a certainty, but there is actually no certainty.

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    You can also say “by the time that you complete your homework” – whiskeychief Apr 9 at 15:46

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