I need to know other natural ways to say: 'I expected that (=what you just said) is the case.'


Jessy: Do you know who left that half-eaten sandwich on the table?

Edd: Robert did. I saw him eating there last night, and he was the last person to eat here.

Jessy: I expected that to be the case. This guy is so lazy!

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    "That is what I expected." or "I expected that".
    – user3169
    Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 1:25

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You could consider

  • I thought so.
  • I thought as much.
  • I figured.
  • I figured as much.
  • Figures.

You might even consider

  • Typical!
  • That's just like him!
  • I'm not surprised.

Although these seem to suggest that you are not surprised, not so much that you expected it.

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