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    Odessa Dawn is offline Key Member
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    ... as expected/... as I expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "Things aren't working out as I had expected."

    OK, although I donít know why the past perfect has been used above.

    1.Things aren't working out as I expected.
    2.Things aren't working out as expected.

    My question is this, are #1 and #2 natural?


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    Re: ... as expected/... as I expected.

    As an NES but not a teacher, both would sound natural, to me, but there's a possible slight difference in nuances.

    To me, 1 refers to what I would expect, whereas 2 could refer to what anyone, or at least most people, would expect.

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