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    If Clause + Passiv

    Hi folks,

    trying hard to learn English. I would appreciate a lot if somebody could checkout the following sentces with which i try to grasp Conditional Clauses mixed up with Passiv constructions. Please take a look:

    If John F Kennedy is to be elected as President, he must be given a weak competitor.


    If John F Kennedy was to be elected as President, he would have to be given a weak competitor.


    If John F Kennedy had been to be elected as President, he would have had to be given a weak competitor.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: If Clause + Passiv

    Quote Originally Posted by schumach View Post
    Hi folks,
    I'm trying hard to learn English. I would appreciate it a lot if somebody could check out the following sentences with which I have written to try to grasp understand conditional clauses mixed up with passive constructions. Please take a look.
    Hello schumach, and welcome to the forum.


    Quote Originally Posted by schumach View Post
    If John F Kennedy is to be elected as President, he must be given a weak competitor.


    If John F Kennedy was to be elected as President, he would have to be given a weak competitor.


    If John F Kennedy had been to be elected as President, he would have had to be given a weak competitor.
    None of the above sentences works. Try,

    If John F. Kennedy was to win the election, he had to face a weak rival.

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