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Terms of a competition (2018): nothing.

Terms of a competition (2019): If the athlete is awarded, he will not be considered for future competitions.

For example: if I was awarded in 2018 and the terms of the competition are new. Do I have to expect not to be considered for that competition? because is If the athlete is awarded referred to something that happened in the past or in the future? If I was awarded in the past, is the new condition true?

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  • Hi Edoardo It is difficult to understand your question. The term of something means how long it lasts. The terms of entering a competition means the rules or conditions of the competition. Rewarded and awarded are different words. Please rewrite your question carefully, or give us some context. Thanks. Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 0:05
  • @OldBrixtonian thank you I did’t notice that :)
    – Edoardo
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 11:30

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Here, if one is awarded, it doesn't really refer to the past, but the status that one is an awardee. There is nothing wrong, grammatically.

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  • Thanks, Does it mean that I could attend the competition in 2018?
    – Edoardo
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 5:14
  • You were awarded in 2017, and till 2018 the eligibility remained unconditional. A condition is being attached only in 2019. This needs to be clarified with the issuing office, though as on today, it refers to a past opportunity.
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 5:40
  • Is the word awarded correct in the sentence? Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 6:05
  • @RamPillai Thank you, but I don't understand. Could "if the athlete is awarded" to be referred to the past? If I was awarded in 2018 is the condition true?
    – Edoardo
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 17:18

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