GRAMMAR C1 C2 - ADVANCED 0/12
Future in the Past
- PAST CONTINUOUS
Future events from a past perspective.
The movie was beginning in 5 minutes so I didn´t have time to buy the tickets.
- BE GOING TO (past)
Unfulfilled intentions in the past.
He was going to come but he missed the train.
Future events that happened and predictions from a past perspective.
She would success in theatre.
I knew you would come to the party.
- WAS/WERE TO (past)
Future events that didn´t happen. Usually followed by past part.
The Odeon cinema was to have closed in May. (finally they didn´t.)
Future events that happened. Usually followed by infinitive.
The Odeon cinema was to close in May. (finally they did)
- BE ABOUT/SUPPOSED TO (past)
Events or intentions that didn´t happen.
Sheila was supposed to call me.
I was about to chair the meeting.
- BE THINKING OF + ING (past)
Interrupted future actions.
I was thinking of going out to dinner when you invited me.