What is the difference in the meaning between following sentences:
> 1. John was to have picked strawberries yesterday but the downpour made the field too muddy.
> 2. John was to pick strawberries yesterday but the downpour made the field too muddy.
(Source: modified example from BBC )
I've read in Learn English BBC that the form "was to" and "was to have" is used for past plan which wasn't fullfiled.
But What I haven't understood is that these form look similar to me. I'm in a dillema which one (was to, or was to have) is used for past plan and which one is for unfullfilled past plan.
So, what is the differences between the construction *was/were to ...* and *was/were to have + past participle*?
I would appreciate for your helpfull answer