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    Expectations "Supposed to....."+tense

    Hi guys,
    I have a question. Is there any difference between these sentences and are any of them wrong? Can I always use these 3 interchangeably?
    thank you.

    1. He is supposed to have called you. (he didn't call)
    2. He was supposed to have called you. (he didn't call)
    3. He was supposed to call you.(he didn't call)

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    Re: Expectations "Supposed to....."+tense

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi guys,
    I have a question. Is there any difference between these sentences and are any of them wrong? Can I always use these 3 interchangeably?
    thank you.

    1. He is supposed to have called you. (he didn't call)
    2. He was supposed to have called you. (he didn't call)
    3. He was supposed to call you.(he didn't call)
    They all mean basically the same. If no one still supposes that he will call you, 1 would be wrong, because "He is supposed..." is no longer true.
    3 is the simplest.

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    Thanks Raymott for your reply it was very helpful.

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