Which is correct:
"I can expect to have the decision" or "I can expect to have"?

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I can expect to have the decision

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used when you anticipate receiving a specific decision in the future.

Examples:

  • After the interview, I can expect to have the decision by the end of the week.

Alternatives:

  • I can expect to receive the decision.
  • I can anticipate having the decision.

I can expect to have

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is more general and can refer to expecting to possess or experience something without specifying what that something is.

Examples:

  • With his qualifications, I can expect to have many job offers.
  • If you work hard, you can expect to have success.

Alternatives:

  • I can expect to possess.
  • I can anticipate experiencing.
Both phrases are correct, but they have slightly different meanings. 'I can expect to have the decision' implies that you anticipate receiving a specific decision, while 'I can expect to have' is more general and could refer to having something in a broader sense. The choice between the two depends on the context and the level of specificity you want to convey.

Last updated: March 15, 2024

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