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  1. carooline_16
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    Which tense should I use?

    I would like to describe how internet users can log in on my website and take part in some contest.

    Which form is correct?

    1. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after having logged in, receives a set of 50 multiple choice questions.

    2. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after logged in, receives a set...

    3. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after having logged in, will receive a set...

    4. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after logged in, will receive a set...

    I would be grateful if someone could briefly explain which form is correct and why.

    Thank you in advance!!

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    Exclamation Re: Which tense should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by carooline_16 View Post
    I would like to describe how internet users can log in on my website and take part in some contest.

    Which form is correct?

    1. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after having logged in, receives a set of 50 multiple choice questions.

    2. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after logged in, receives a set...

    3. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after having logged in, will receive a set...

    4. Everyone who wishes to take part in "THE NAME", after logged in, will receive a set...

    I would be grateful if someone could briefly explain which form is correct and why.

    Thank you in advance!!
    2 and 4 are ok but my preference is no 2

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    Re: Which tense should I use?

    ... after logging in, will receive
    ... after they log in will receive
    ... after they are logged in will receive
    but not ... after logged in -- not to my ear.

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    Re: Which tense should I use?

    "...after logging in will receive..."
    "...will, after having logged in, receive..."

    I would suggest the above. As Barb_D has said, 'after logged in', is not correct.


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    Re: Which tense should I use?

    You could write "everyone who logs in receives a set of ... questions."

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