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    ,,, if asked / if he is asked / if he is asked to

    The 27-year-old said he would consider joining the political party and its decision making Central Executive Committee if asked / if he is asked / if he is asked to.

    Which words should I use?

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    Re: ,,, if asked / if he is asked / if he is asked to

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The 27-year-old said he would consider joining the political party and its decision making Central Executive Committee if asked / if he is asked / if he is asked to.

    Which words should I use?

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    To be honest, you will hear them all. I think "if asked" is the neatest.
    "If he is asked [to]" would be appropriate if the sentence started "He said he will consider ..."
    After "would" you could also say "if he were asked" or "if he were asked to".

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    Re: ,,, if asked / if he is asked / if he is asked to

    The other good thing about 'if asked' is that it avoids the issue of which tense to use.

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