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    Talking So I postponed for several days.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Oh, how come you are in Australia? Didnít you say you are going back home?

    B: Something urgent came up,
    ⓐSo I postponed for several days.
    ⓑSo I deferred for several days.
    ⓒSo I put off for several days.
    ⓓ ?

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    Re: So I postponed for several days.

    A: Oh, how come you are in Australia? Didn’t you say you were going back home?

    B: Yes, but something urgent came up and so I won't be leaving as was expected / I won't be leaving for a few days / for a week / until next week / next month.

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    Re: So I postponed for several days.

    A: Oh, how come you are in Australia? Didnít you say you were going back home?

    B: Yes, but something urgent came up and so I won't be leaving as was expected / I won't be leaving for a few days / for a week / until next week / next month.

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    Re: So I postponed for several days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    B: Yes, but something urgent came up and so I won't be leaving as was expected / I won't be leaving for a few days / for a week / until next week / next month.
    Is there an ellipsis in as (it) was expected, where the optional "it" stands for scheduled leaving?
    Can I further reduce it to as expected?
    Thank you for clarification.
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    Re: So I postponed for several days.

    Quote Originally Posted by ptetpe View Post
    Is there an ellipsis in as (it) was expected, where the optional "it" stands for scheduled leaving?

    Can I further reduce it to as expected?
    Thank you for clarification.

    • I won't be leaving as (it/leaving) was expected (of me / by me / by you).
      • Meaning, the expectation was that I would be leaving, but now I am not.



    • I won't be leaving as expected.
      • Meaning, the expectation was that I would not be leaving, and that still holds true.

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