[to win] or [who will win]

bennyfriendly

Senior Member
korean
I have made up the sentences below.

(1) Jack is the most likely candidate to win the election.

(2) Jack is the most likely candidate who will win the election.

Some of my non-native English speaking friends think (1) is correct. My other friends think (2) is correct. I am not sure which sentence is correct.

Please help me. Thanks.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I agree with the friends who believe that the first version is correct. The second version seems odd to me. This version is normal: Jack is the candidate who will win the election. The person who says this has great confidence in Jack's ability to win.
     
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