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    #1

    "Was To"

    She was to go home next day.

    what does "was to" mean here ?

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    #2

    Re: "Was To"

    'had to'

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    #3

    Re: "Was To"

    It could also mean 'Was going to go'

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    #4

    Re: "Was To"

    thank you...

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    #5

    Re: "Was To"

    I don't agree that it means "had to". "Was going to" is correct". This form is usually used to say that someone was going to do something but didn't.

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    #6

    Re: "Was To"

    I was then doubtful as I posted 'had to' though I knew the form is used when someone was going to do something but didn't.

    But why can't you say 'had to' when she didn't mention that she didn't go home?

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    Re: "Was To"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu
    I was then doubtful as I posted 'had to' though I knew the form is used when someone was going to do something but didn't.
    But why can't you say 'had to' when she didn't mention that she didn't go home?
    You can of course - sorry. I should have stressed more that, to me, the original example always suggests that something didn't happen.

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    #8

    Re: "Was To"

    I think it can have the 'had to' meaning:
    I told her she was to go home the next day.

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