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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 90

    was to be

    please could you tell me whether the second sentence is correct in the context?

    I am waiting for her, she should already be here but she is not.
    She was to be here 10 minutes ago.

    Thanks a lot,

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 99

    Re: was to be

    The second sentence is absolutely correct- the verb "to be" is used in its modal meaning when we deal with some arrangements or schedule. I.e., they have agreed to meet at a certain time, e.g. at 2pm, now it's 2.10 and she is still not there.

    All the best,


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