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She was to go home next day.
what does "was to" mean here ?
It could also mean 'Was going to go'
I don't agree that it means "had to". "Was going to" is correct". This form is usually used to say that someone was going to do something but didn't.
I was then doubtful as I posted 'had to' though I knew the form is used when someone was going to do something but didn't.
But why can't you say 'had to' when she didn't mention that she didn't go home?
You can of course - sorry. I should have stressed more that, to me, the original example always suggests that something didn't happen.Originally Posted by Fazzu
I think it can have the 'had to' meaning:
I told her she was to go home the next day.