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    were to land at

    We were to land at Denver, but there was bad weather.

    This sentence is taken from McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Phrases. My questions are:
    Did the plane land at Denver in the end?
    If it didn't, why didn't the speaker say 'We were to have landed at Denver, but there was bad weather'? Do both sentences mean the same thing?
    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: were to land at

    Hello joham

    Look for what is not there:

    • We were [supposed] to land at Denver, but there was bad weather [and so we didn't land at Denver].

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