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"Calculated"

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 am
by jsofsweden
Hi!
I need help..
Is the following correct, can one say:
- That something new "wasn't calculated for"? -

Trying to say that something happened that we didn't anticipate.. "Something happened that wasn't calculated for."
(Note, it's important that the word "calculated" is being used, if it even is okay to use the word calculate as a synonym to anticipate?)
Maybe this is Swenglish? haha

Johan from Sweden

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:08 am
by Joe
I think the expression you want is "calculate ON".

My Apple Dictionary gives the following example:

We had calculated on a quiet Sunday.
expect, count on, anticipate, reckon on, bargain on, figure on

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:03 am
by jsofsweden
Aah of course!
So like, do you think it would be accurate to say something like "This beautiful day wasn't calculated on"?

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:20 am
by Joe
It’s not wrong but active would be more natural

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:20 am
by Joe
We/They didn’t calculate on this beautiful day.

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:23 am
by jsofsweden
what do you mean by "active"? is that the example that you gave?

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:47 am
by Joe
I mean active voice not passive voice.

Yes my example is active. Your was passive.

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:48 am
by Joe
Normally we speak and write in active voice. But passive can be used sometimes. Like I did just there lol

Re: "Calculated"

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:09 am
by jsofsweden
Haha great thanks!!