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They finally get their way.

Or

They finally got their way.

Which one is grammatically correct?

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You can use both, but it depends when the time setting is

They finally get their way.

would be said just after they get approval

They finally got their way.

is for any time in the past.

It was two years of struggle until they finally get their way.
It was two years of struggle then they finally got their way.

Then there is

They always get their way.
they have in the past and will always in the future have their way

They always got their way.
they have in the past and will probably in the future have their way

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  • So if they get their approval today or some hours ago then "get" but if the approval has happened yesterday or any time in the past then "got" ?
    – user136298
    Mar 4, 2018 at 17:13
  • They finally get their way would be historical present and very advanced.
    – Lambie
    Mar 5, 2018 at 0:20
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Both are correct depending on context and tense.

“Got their way” would be correct in both cases, “get their way” would only work in present tense.

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