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    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.

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    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.

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