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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default ...he will plead guilty and that the prosecution will seek a life term.

    Soh had been originally charged with the 2010 murder of Madam Hoe Hong Lin Woodlands. But it was reduced to culpable homicide on the basis that he will plead guilty and that the prosecution will seek a life term.

    The above is taken from a local newspaper. Why is 'will' used in both cases instead of 'would' with the preceding verb 'was reduced'?

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    Default Re: ...he will plead guilty and that the prosecution will seek a life term.

    Could someone reply to my post, please?

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    Default Re: ...he will plead guilty and that the prosecution will seek a life term.

    He hasn't pleaded yet. You could use would.

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