May I request to clarify the time references for the following subordinate clauses of the sentence :
"He will come to know what I need" or "What I need will be known to him"
"He will come to know that I need something" or "That I need something will be known to him"
The contexts in both the above are that "I need something in the present (now) which will be known to him in future.
What will be the time reference of subordinate clauses "what I need/that I need something"? My instinct tells me present time even though the main clause is in future. Or will these be 'Present in the future time' examples.