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    #1

    to attack or attacking?

    Hello,
    which of these sentences are correct?
    1) I hope that as soon as Donald enters the oval office his first action will be to attack ISIS.
    2) I hope that as soon as Donald enters the oval office his first action will be attacking ISIS.

    3) I hope that as soon as Donald will have entered the oval office his first action will be to attack ISIS.
    4) I hope that as soon as Donald will have entered the oval office his first action will be attacking ISIS.

    5) I hope that as soon as Donald will be entering the oval office his first action will be to attack ISIS.
    6) I hope that as soon as Donald will be entering the oval office his first action will be attacking ISIS.

    7) I hope that as soon as Donald has entered the oval office his first action will be to attack ISIS.
    8) I hope that as soon as Donald has entered the oval office his first action will be attacking ISIS.

    By the way, is 'to enter' the right verb in this case or should it better be 'to take' or 'to reach' or something completely different?
    And is 'I hope' right or should it better be 'I am hoping' or 'I do hope'?

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    #2

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    You seem very confident of Donald's victory.

    1) and 7) are correct, though Oval Office needs to be capitalised.

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    #3

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    Yeah I'm probably one of his biggest supporters from outside the U.S. and I'm very confident that he's going to win.
    By the way, one technical question, how can I add a signature to my profile? Can't find the function in the profile settings.

    And why are 3) and 5) wrong?
    Last edited by krisfromgermany; 23-Feb-2016 at 17:48.

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    #4

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    Yeah I'm probably one of his biggest supporters from outside the U.S. and I'm very confident that he's going to win.

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    By the way, one technical question, how can I add a signature to my profile? Can't find the function in the profile settings.
    The beautiful, fabulous option to add a signature will appear after you've made enough posts. I don't remember the magic number.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    #3 and #5 are not colloquial.

    I was amused to read that some of Trump's supporters wear T-shirts bearing the logo 'We Shall Overcomb'.

    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Feb-2016 at 19:44.

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    #7

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    Hello,
    1) I hope that as soon as Donald enters the oval office his first action will be to attack ISIS.?

    I hope that as soon as Donald enters the Oval Office his first action will be to congratulate President Sanders on his inaugural address.


    I'd use 'when' instead of 'as soon as'. We have shown the immediacy of the action by calling it his first action.

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    #8

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    That photo is an assault on my sensibilities, Rover.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    #3 and #5 are not colloquial.

    I was amused to read that some of Trump's supporters wear T-shirts bearing the logo 'We Shall Overcomb'.
    I'm not sure those are supporters.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: to attack or attacking?

    Since a few posts have already gone slightly "off-topic", I would like to add this thought - I find the idea of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States a lot scarier than ISIS (or whatever name they're going by this week).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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