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    Default Which is correct, please?

    Hello, teachers!
    We ______ that you would fix the TV set this week.
    Iím sorry. I ______ to fix it this week, but Iíve been too busy.
    A. had expected; had intended
    B. are expecting; had intended
    C. expect; intend   
    D. expected; intend
    Which is correct, please?

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    Default Re: Which is correct, please?

    You have to try first. What pair do you think would be correct? Think about tenses and time.

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    Default Re: Which is correct, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    You have to try first. What pair do you think would be correct? Think about tenses and time.
    I think D. expected; intend is correct. Is it right, please?

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    Default Re: Which is correct, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    I think D. expected; intend is correct. Is it right, please?
    You have the right verbs but at least one of the tenses is incorrect. "... but I’ve been too busy" tell us that it has not been, and probably will not be, fixed this week.

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    Default Re: Which is correct, please?

    I have just found the key. It is A. had expected; had intended but I can't understand why. Could you please explain it?

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    Default Re: Which is correct, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    I have just found the key. It is A. had expected; had intended but I can't understand why. Could you please explain it?

    We ______ that you would fix the TV set this week.
    I’m sorry. I ______ to fix it this week, but I’ve been too busy.


    It is clear that the second speaker has not fixed the TV. Therefore we can only have 'had intended' (or, possibly, 'intended') in the second gap. That leaves A or B as possibilities. 'Would' in the first sentence means that there must be a verb in a past tense in the first gap - A or D.

    So, the answer must be A.

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