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    Angry Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Is it correct? Or will you say, "Things didn't go as they were expected."

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    Is it correct? Or will you say, "Things didn't go as they were expected."
    Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    How about;
    Things weren't gone as they had been expected.

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    Is it correct? Or will you say, "Things didn't go as they were expected."
    I think it's o.k

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I think it's o.k
    Why Harry Smith?

    The action "expected" had been done before things did go.

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Why Harry Smith?

    The action "expected" had been done before things did go.
    I don't know why but your variant doesn't seem correct to me.

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I don't know why but your variant doesn't seem correct to me.
    Harry Smith

    You need to check the subject Past Perfect Tense from first to last mate

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
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    You need to check the subject Past Perfect Tense from first to last mate
    First of all, it's not only Past perfect tense. The thing is that sentence is in the passive voice and you don't need the rule of sequence of tenses.

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    First of all, it's not only Past perfect tense. The thing is that sentence is in the passive voice and you don't need the rule of sequence of tenses.
    Harry Smith mate

    That is your opinion
    This is my opinion

    No Problem...

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    #9

    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Harry Smith mate

    That is your opinion
    This is my opinion

    No Problem...
    Learning English mustn't cause any problem.

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    Re: Things didn't go as they had been expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Learning English mustn't cause any problem.
    Yes but to act like know all could make problem

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