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# Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour,

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Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

A. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

B. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

C. Assuming that the People’s Party had the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

D. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

E. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

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19 Jul 2018, 23:13
I will go with C, because it is correct with respect to double past in the sentence

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I went with E, Why People's Party is considered as plural subject?
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20 Jul 2018, 05:08
The correct answer isn't D, it's C, because party is singular as indicated by "its favour"

Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

A. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

B. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

C. Assuming that the People’s Party had the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly. --> correct

D. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

E. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly. --> think in present tense "Assuming that the party has ..., the team indulges ... that campain has cost" --> convert into part tense, you will see C is correct
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A. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

"have the results" implies present perfect tense meaning that the party still has the results in its favour. Also the verb is plural which doesn't match with singular subject. The pronoun "their" doesn't match the singular noun "party" INCORRECT
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B. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

"has the results" implies present perfect tense meaning that the party still has the results in its favour. The pronoun "their" doesn't match the singular noun "party INCORRECT
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C. Assuming that the People’s Party had the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

Use of past perfect tense "had the results" is correct which happened before the event "indulged in celebrations". Use of past perfect tense "had cost it dearly" is correct which happened before the event "realize". CORRECT
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D. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

"have the results" implies present perfect tense meaning that the party still has the results in its favour. INCORRECT
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E. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

"has the results" implies present perfect tense meaning that the party still has the results in its favour. INCORRECT
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Hence I go with option C
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+1 for D.

A. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

B. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in their favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

C. Assuming that the People’s Party had the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

D. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly. --> Correct, both 'has' and 'had' are wrong when the context is hypothetical, use of 'have' is subjunctive

E. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in its favour, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.

Hence, D.
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20 Jul 2018, 09:18
Use of past perfect tense "had the results" is correct which happened before the event "indulged in celebrations". Use of past perfect tense "had cost it dearly" is correct which happened before the event "realize".

Is "have" correct in the option "D" ? Please provide your insights. Thank you
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Use of past perfect tense "had the results" is correct which happened before the event "indulged in celebrations"

"had the results" is not correct because its an assumption in the past, and not something that happened in the past, with a resulting sequence of event i.e, as per your consideration "indulged in celebrations". 'Have' here has been used as subjunctive for its a hypothetical situation in the past.

Akash720 wrote:
Use of past perfect tense "had cost it dearly" is correct which happened before the event "realize".

That's correct.

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The first point of note is that the people's party is singular and therefore 'have' and their' are grammatically incorrect. Only 'has' ' is the correct verb.

Second, 'have' or 'has' is present tense singular; depending upon the person or it can be a present plural. (Called v1 verbs) 'Had' is the simple past tense (called d V2 verb) on their own, they are never present perfect or past perfect (called V3 verbs)

In a perfect tense verb, the 'have' or 'has' or 'had' acts as an auxiliary verb and has to be necessarily accompanied by another main verb - examples: has gone, have gone or had gone.
Third, in a sentence, a pronoun, however many times, should always refer to the same identity.

A. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in their favor, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly. ---1. Have and 'it' pronoun error. 2. We can't say the present tense 'have' and at the same time 'indulged' in past tense.

B. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in their favor, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly. --- 'has and their is a mismatch.

C. Assuming that the People’s Party had the results in its favor, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.-- as far as the verbs are concerned, there seems to be no hitch as all the tenses are in the past. However, the first 'its' refers to the party while the second 'its' refers to the team and the 'it' refers to the party. By far the best, if we can ignore the dichotomy of the pronoun reference.

D. Assuming that the People’s Party have the results in its favor, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.--- 'have' is SV error. The first 'its' refers to the party while the second 'its 'refers to the team and the 'it 'refers to the party.

E. Assuming that the People’s Party has the results in its favor, the campaigning team indulged in celebrations too early, only to soon realize that its venomous election campaign had cost it dearly.-- the same pronoun reference problem as in D.

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23 Jul 2018, 02:16
The answer in from the discussion is C. But There seems to be a confusion. Can we please get clarification from the experts?
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