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    smelvanzq is offline Member
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    Default To have won and to win

    Good day teacher!
    Are "to have won" and "to win" the same?
    THank you so much teacher!

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    Default Re: To have won and to win

    1) Our team was to have won. -= means our team was supposed / expected to win but did not win. In this sentence it is clear that team did not win.

    2) Our team was to win - means our team was supposed / expected to win. But in this sentence it is not clear whether team won or not. In this sentence meaning came out that what was supposed / expected from team.



    Quote Originally Posted by smelvanzq
    Good day teacher!
    Are "to have won" and "to win" the same?
    THank you so much teacher!

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    smelvanzq is offline Member
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    Default Re: To have won and to win

    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: To have won and to win

    Can I use "to have won" for future?
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    My plan is to have won in the coming fight.
    Thanks teachers.

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    Default Re: To have won and to win

    No, for the future, you need to say "My plan is to win."

    You can do that if you talk about a date further in the future than your fight: My plan for Tuesday is to have won Monday night's fight and be enjoying my victory."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: To have won and to win

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, for the future, you need to say "My plan is to win."

    You can do that if you talk about a date further in the future than your fight: My plan for Tuesday is to have won Monday night's fight and be enjoying my victory."
    oh thanks teacher!

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