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    get/got voted in, it is/was likely

    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get/got voted in, it is/was likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    Which verbs in bold should be used?

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    Give it a try yourself, first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get/got voted in, it is/was likely that her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    Which verbs in bold should be used?

    Many thanks.
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    Hi Ivan

    My attempt is as follows:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and got voted in, it was likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.
    How many mistakes have I made?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: get/got voted in, it is/was likely

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Hi Ivan

    My attempt is as follows:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine
    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and got voted in, it was likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.
    How many mistakes have I made?

    Many thanks.
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    Re: get/got voted in, it is/was likely

    Hi Ivan

    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get/got voted in, it is likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    Excuse me for asking again. I thought since 'were' is hypothetical, the next verb should be 'got'.

    Many thanks again.

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    #7

    Re: get/got voted in, it is/was likely

    No, if she were to get voted in. Or if she were to be voted in.

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    Re: get/got voted in, it is/was likely

    Thanks, Barb.

    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get voted in, it is likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    May I know why for the second part of the sentence, 'is' and 'would' are used, not 'was' for the first verb? The 'would', I believe, is hypothetical.

    Many thanks, Barb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Barb.

    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get voted in, it is likely her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    May I know why for the second part of the sentence, 'is' and 'would' are used, not 'was' for the first verb? The 'would', I believe, is hypothetical.

    Many thanks, Barb.
    If Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get voted in, ...her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

    The above is an example of a hypothetical (2nd Conditional) statement.

    it is likely represents the speaker's intervention at the time of speaking (now) tempering his/her statement. The whole sentence could be re-worded with It is likely placed first:

    It is likely that if Ms Ho were to stand as a People's Action Party candidate and get voted in, her talent would propel her quickly to a ministerial position.

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    Thanks, Naomimalan.

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