Let's say I want to say

'X team did not win and that was my hunch.

I want to write this expression in the form of as I said, as I expected,

1 : As was my hunch, X team did not win.

2: As my hunch was, X team did not win.

Which of these expressions is correct? If neither, then what would be correct construct?

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Of the two choices you provide, I'd go with the first; As my hunch was reads as an incomplete sentence, while As was my hunch at least does make it clear that you are about to say something that happened that was in line with your expectation.

In general, however, I would say that neither of the choices given is very natural; the most common construction that mentions "hunch" would be

I had a hunch that they were going to lose.

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You can have a hunch that someone will win, but someone cannot win as 'hunched'.

Hunch, in this sense, only works as a noun. To force the word hunch in the way you wish to use it will sound strained. The best I can do would be:

my hunch was right, X team did not win.

But I rather prefer:

X team lost, as I had predicted.


In American English, both of those phrases are uncommon. Common alternatives are:

As expected, their team did not win.

As I had expected, their team did not win.

My hunch was right; their team did not win.

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