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    She was supposed to have asked for the annulment of the nikaah.

    She was supposed to have asked for the annulment of the nikaah.

    She was supposed to ask for the annulment of the nikaah.

    What are the differences in meaning of the above sentences?
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    Re: She was supposed to have asked for the annulment of the nikaah.

    I see no difference.

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    #3

    Re: She was supposed to have asked for the annulment of the nikaah.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I see no difference.
    Then why extra "have" used in the first sentence?
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    Re: She was supposed to have asked for the annulment of the nikaah.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I see no difference.
    I agree for the most part, but it's possible that with the first one, she didn't and with second one, you don't know whether she did or not.

    Why is Mary so irriated?
    She was supposed to have met with our senator but he blew her off.

    Why did Mary go to Washington?
    She was supposed meet with our senator. But then we had that terrible weather, so I'm not sure if she was able to.
    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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