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    #1

    Have or had

    Before we met him, he was supposed to had (or Have?) been briefed about us.

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    Re: Have or had

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    Before we met him, he was supposed to had (or Have?) been briefed about us.
    have been..

    Before we met him, he was supposed to have been briefed about us.

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    #3

    Re: Have or had

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    have been..

    Before we met him, he was supposed to have been briefed about us.
    Would it be correct to use "be"?
    Before we met him, he was supposed to be briefed about us.

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    #4

    Re: Have or had

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    Would it be correct to use "be"?
    Before we met him, he was supposed to be briefed about us.
    "Be" will also be correct...

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    #5

    Re: Have or had

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    Would it be correct to use "be"?
    Before we met him, he was supposed to be briefed about us.
    Grammatically possible, but semantically rather bizarre: it would suggest that the obligation on him to be briefed applied only before we met but not with regard to a later time - a most improbable interpretation!

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