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    #1

    was to come / to have come

    Hello,

    *self-made*

    - I was to come to the party yesterday, but she fell ill and so I could not. Sorry for that.

    I would like to ask if I should put 'to have come' or not.

    - I was to have come to the party yesterday, but she fell ill and so I could not. Sorry for that.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: was to come / to have come

    You can use either, but neither is very natural. I'd say, "I was meant to come/to have come ..." or "I was going to come ..."
    Are you sure you want 'she' not 'I'? If you were to go/to have gone to the party, how is her falling ill a factor? - whoever 'she' is.

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    #3

    Re: was to come / to have come

    It should have been 'I' instead of 'she.' Sorry for that.

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