Part I. Future in the Past

 

  • Intentions, expectations, or plans that were made in the past and were not fulfilled can be expressed by using was/were going to.

 
I was going to study last night, but my friends came over, so I didn’t.
 
They were going to have a test last Monday, but the teacher was ill, so it was postponed.
 
 
Exercise 7: Using the following cues, put together sentences using was/were going to.
 
Example: He/ get married / broke up / girlfriend
He ____________ was going to get married, but he broke up with his girlfriend.
 

  1. I / play football / rain

______
 

  1. She / go abroad / no money

______
 

  1. They / meeting / no time

______
 

  1. He / go on a picnic / cold

______
 

  1. They / go on holiday / have to work

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