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    we are expecting that

    Hi,

    Before a that-clause, progressive forms of expect are not normally used.

    - I expect (that) she will be here soon. (NOT I'm expecting (that) . . . )

    This is from Practical English Usage, 3rd edition, page 177.

    And the one below is from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/expect

    Expect (that)Ö Many people were expecting (that) the peace talks would break down.

    I really feel confused. Could you please help me why the author says a that-clause is not normally used with expect, although the dictionary uses it. What is the difference?

    Thanks.

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    Re: we are expecting that

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Before a that-clause, progressive forms of expect are not normally used.
    Swan said 'not normally'. He did not say 'never'

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