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    Supposed to Have Been

    And Lin did this against Derek Fisher, against Matt Barnes, against Bryant and against Steve Blake, hitting 3-pointers, short jumpers and driving into lanes that were supposed to have been clogged by Bynum and another 7-footer named Pau Gasol.

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    Why not simply "were supposed to be"?

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    Re: Supposed to Have Been

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    It seems to me that both could work.

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    Re: Supposed to Have Been

    CAUTION! NOT A TEACHER.


    (1) I think (repeat: think) that you are 100% correct. I think (think) that the author was somewhat confused about time differences (as are all of us!).

    (2) Consider these two terrible examples of mine:

    After my airplane had landed at the airport, I looked around for the limousine that was

    supposed to be waiting for me, but it wasn't there. So I took a bus into the city. (I

    was not about to take a taxi, especially since some drivers have dishonest meters.)

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    After my airplane had landed at the airport, I found everything running smoothly and

    encountered no difficulties. There was supposed to have been a violent protest here

    yesterday by airport workers, but I found no sign of it.

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