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    "Arab League Secretary-General Nabil el-Araby and 16 foreign ministers from the league's member states were to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday for talks, a spokesman for the organization said. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to join the delegation, a ministry spokesman said Monday."

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    This was written on November 19, 2012. Foreign ministers will pay a visit to the Strip on November 20, 2012. As a result, why is were to arrive being used right here while we talk about future?

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    Default Re: "... were to arrive ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    "Arab League Secretary-General Nabil el-Araby and 16 foreign ministers from the league's member states were to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday for talks, a spokesman for the organization said. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to join the delegation, a ministry spokesman said Monday."

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    This was written on November 19, 2012. Foreign ministers will pay a visit to the Strip on November 20, 2012. As a result, why is were to arrive being used right here while we talk about future?
    It should be "are to arrive".

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