Yet again, the person asking the question didn't think it through.
Yes, you can get the actual execution plan without executing the query. For example, get the execution plan from the system views. For example, if the estimated plan ends up being the actual plan (more often than not true on simple queries). So, yes you can. Just not in the way he/she thought.
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