They earn our trust by telling us the truth about little things, but then they betray us when it will damage us the most. Source

Is this will grammatical? This is about the future ...so I thought it couldn't be used with when...i mean not within the when clause...

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  • Why do you think "when" can't be used with the future? – stangdon Dec 3 '15 at 16:36
  • "When" and the future "will" can be used in the same clause. Yes, usually we say things like "I will see him when he arrives", but if you want to emphasize the "future-ness", it is also acceptable to say "I will see him in two years, when he will be five years old." – stangdon Dec 3 '15 at 17:30

When simply means that you are referring to a particular time in the same way that where refers to a particular place. Whether the time is in the past, present, or future does not matter.


That was a time when things were better.

This is the moment when I start to regret my decision.

Tomorrow is the day when my brother will come to visit.

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