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    how to use "Was to" ??

    He was to do something.


    Please explain with some example that how to use "Was to" in speaking ?

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    #2

    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    Someone else expected him to do something, or told him to do something, or he was in some way required or asked to do something.
    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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    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gopani View Post
    He was to do something.


    Please explain with some example that how to use "Was to" in speaking ?
    Now that you have an explanation, why don't you try to write some sentences which include "was to" and we can check that you understand how to use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    some example...please check and tell my mistake and some reason

    - I was to go collage OR I was supposed to go collage.
    - My father told me to go to bank but i could not go there because i was to/was supposed to go collage.

    Uncle : Hi,where are you ?
    Me : I am still in US.
    Uncle : What ? you are in US ? But What about your mom ? you were to/were supposed to go India to get her back to
    US.

    Please tell me What are the error and What i should use (was to/was supposed to) ? Why?

    Thank you !!

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    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gopani View Post

    - I was to go to college OR I was supposed to go to college. The second is more emphatic.

    - My father told me to go to the bank but I could not go there because I was supposed to go to college.

    Uncle : Hi,where are you?
    Me : I am still in the US.
    Uncle : What? You are in the US? But what about your mom? You were supposed to go to India to bring her back to
    the US.
    Always capitalise I.

    Don't leave a space before a question mark.

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    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    Thank you

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    #7

    Re: how to use "Was to" ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gopani View Post
    Thank you.
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