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    #1

    expect there would be~ / were~/ being~

    Would the following three sentences mean the same? Or Would they make sense?

    1. We expected that there were more reviewing classes before the final exams.
    2. We expected that there being more reviewing classes before the final exams.
    3. We expected that there would be more reviewing classes before the final exams.

    In fact I haven't made sense of No.1 and No.2.

    Could you please help me?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mensu View Post
    Would the following three sentences mean the same? Or Would they make sense?

    1. We expected that there were more reviewing classes before the final exams.
    2. We expected that there being more reviewing classes before the final exams.
    3. We expected that there would be more reviewing classes before the final exams.

    In fact I haven't made sense of No.1 and No.2.

    Could you please help me?

    Thank you in advance.
    For me, both 1 and 3 could be correct depending on circumstances. Number 2 doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: expect there would be~ / were~/ being~

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, both 1 and 3 could be correct depending on circumstances. Number 2 doesn't work.
    Thank you very much! But I still have no idea in what circumstance 1 can work.

    I have tried turning 1 into a direct speech and got two versions:
    4. We expected, 'there are more reviewing classes before the final exams.'
    5. We expected, 'there were more reviewing classes before the final exams.'

    I assume that 4 means the same as 'there will be' and that 5 means 'there were not but we expect there had been'

    Which version would be correct? Could you help me understand the sentence 1?

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    #4

    Re: expect there would be~ / were~/ being~

    #3 is perfectly correct.

    I can't make sense of any of the others and don't understand why you are so keen to do so.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Oct-2013 at 13:13. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: expect there would be~ / were~/ being~

    Only #3 works for me.

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