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    Which words should I use?

    All the pupils ought to hand in their consent forms or they will/would not be allowed to go to/for the excursion.

    1. Is "All' needed?

    2. Should I use 'will' or 'would'?

    3. Should I use 'to' or 'for'?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Which words should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    All the pupils ought to hand in their consent forms or they will/would not be allowed to go to/for the excursion.
    The sentence is unclear. It could be taken to mean that none of the pupils will be permitted to go if some of the pupils do not hand in their consent forms. It is clearer as:

    Pupils who do not hand in their consent forms will not be permitted to go on the excursion.

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    Re: Which words should I use?

    Hi Fivejedjon

    I deeply appreciate your guidance.

    Best regards

    Elaine

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    Re: Which words should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Hi Fivejedjon

    I deeply appreciate your guidance.

    Best regards

    Elaine
    The answer was clear, and I appreciate it too. Good luck

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