Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    panicmonger is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default plan to have ...

    I planned to have called you yesterday, but I didn't.

    Can I use "plan" to express the idea that something should have been done, but didn't?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: plan to have ...

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    I planned to have called you yesterday, but I didn't.

    Can I use "plan" to express that something should have been done, but didn't?

    Thank you.
    Yes, but you didn't plan to have called; you planned to call. The calling was to have been after the planning, not before it.

Similar Threads

  1. According to the plan
    By Nathan Mckane in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Aug-2010, 21:12
  2. Plan on vs plan to ?
    By catrina74 in forum English Phrasal Verbs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Mar-2010, 22:50
  3. if I could plan to
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Oct-2008, 01:17
  4. plan on it
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-Oct-2007, 02:10
  5. plan
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Jan-2007, 16:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •