Which is correct:
"We expect to have a decision" or "We expect to have"?

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We expect to have a decision

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used when you are specifically expecting a decision to be made.

Examples:

  • We expect to have a decision by the end of the week.
  • The committee expects to have a decision on the matter soon.

Alternatives:

  • We expect to receive a decision.
  • We anticipate a decision.
  • We are waiting for a decision.
  • We hope for a decision.
  • We are looking forward to a decision.

We expect to have

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is more general and can be used when you have a general expectation of having something without specifying what that something is.

Examples:

  • We expect to have a good time at the party.
  • The team expects to have a successful season.
  • We expect to have a meeting next week.

Alternatives:

  • We expect to receive.
  • We anticipate.
  • We are waiting for.
  • We hope for.
  • We are looking forward to.
Both phrases are correct, but they have slightly different meanings. 'We expect to have a decision' implies that a decision is the specific expectation, while 'We expect to have' is more general and doesn't specify what is expected to be had. The choice between them depends on the context and the level of detail you want to convey.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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