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    tell/have told

    This is a multiple question from my test book:
    I meant ___ you about it, but I forgot to do so.
    a. telling b. having told c. to tell d.to have told

    The answer is d which I am not satisfied with. I wonder why not c. Which one would you choose?

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    Re: tell/have told

    Welcome, westwind.

    I would choose c.

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    Re: tell/have told

    Quote Originally Posted by westwind119 View Post
    This is a multiple question from my test book:
    I meant ___ you about it, but I forgot to do so.
    a. telling b. having told c. to tell d.to have told

    The answer is d which I am not satisfied with. I wonder why not c. Which one would you choose?
    c. would be far more common. There's nothing in the context that calls for d.

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    Re: tell/have told

    I would choose c.

    In fact, I find "I meant to have told you about it" an entirely unnatural sentence. You can say "I was meant to have told you about it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tell/have told

    Another vote for "c".

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