Talking about a conditional event which will happen in the future. But here, future form isn't used. Which of the below sentences is grammatically correct?

Whenever these bills have been paid, call me.

Whenever these bills are paid, call me.

Cuando estas facturas están pagadas, llámame.


Cuando estas facturas se pagan, llámame.

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Neither of them is correct. For this construction you need the subjunctive in its present form:

Cuando estas facturas estén pagadas, llámame.

Cuando estas facturas se paguen, llámame.

  • You're right, its my mistake. It should be paguen. But why estén and not están?
    – Omar
    Feb 25, 2013 at 15:06
  • It's exactly the same construction, present of subjunctive, so you have to use it in the verb "estar".
    – JoulSauron
    Feb 25, 2013 at 15:38

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