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Håkon

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My sentence:

The wall (Hadrian's wall) WAS TO BE the northern border of the Roman Empire.

Is it appropriate to use "was to be" in that context? If not, why?

Thanks:)
 

paochai01

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David, when do we use 'was to be'?
Could you give me more examples, please? Thanks! =)
 

David L.

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The wall (Hadrian's wall) WAS TO BE the northern border of the Roman Empire.
The Roman's built the wall, as it was intended as the northernmost reach of the Empire

The money I saved each week was to be my nest egg for when I retired, but it all went on medical bills.
 

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Thanks David! =)
Besides spelling and other terminologies, are there too many differences between American and British concerning grammar, usage and style?
Can you give me some references?
Is ANC/BNC enough?
 

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The wall (Hadrian's wall) WAS TO BE the northern border of the Roman Empire.
The Romans built the wall, as it was intended as the northernmost reach of the Empire

The money I saved each week was to be my nest egg for when I retired, but it all went on medical bills.

:-o
 
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