i didnt say " I expect to be invited " with this sentence I know he differncemodgirl said:I expect to be invited = The invitations have not yet been sent, but when they are, I expect one!
I expected to have been invited = The invitations have already been sent. Before they were sent, I thought that I would receive one. (The implication is that the person did not receive an invitation, yet he expected one)
Obviously, expected is in the past tense. As I explained in the previous post, it's often said AFTER the invitations were issued. Thus, before the invitations were sent, the person anticipated receiving one but later on, probably didn't get one. I'll try to put it in context.roniy said:i didnt say " I expect to be invited " with this sentence I know he differnce
but what about this sentence "I expected to be invited" ???