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    #1

    was not to be

    Is this sentence correct:

    1-My intention was not to be in his house, and to be in the park.

    I think it works although it is a convoluted way of saying
    2-My intention was to be in the park and not in his house.

    To me '1' seems to accentuate my not wanting to be in his house.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Last edited by navi tasan; 17-Jun-2014 at 12:50.

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    #2

    Re: was not to be

    Number 1 is not a good sentence. It would work better with "but" instead of "and", but I still prefer 2.

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