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HOW DO I USE "BE SUPPOSED TO", "BE EXPECTED TO" AND "BE MEAN

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Maximiliano Parlagreco

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Transcript of HOW DO I USE "BE SUPPOSED TO", "BE EXPECTED TO" AND "BE MEAN

HOW DO I USE "BE SUPPOSED TO", "BE EXPECTED TO" AND "BE MEANT TO"?
Similar to "think"
"I suppose we should be leaving. It's getting late."
EXPECT
We use it to say we want/hope to do sth
"We expected to arrive before 9, but we were late"
MEAN
SUPPOSE
We use it to say we intend to do sth
"I meant to meet you,
but i was delayed"
Be supposed to
Be expected to
Be meant to
We use them to describe sth someone else thinks we should do
"You're not supposed to park here"
"You're expected to arrive by 9.00"
Was/were supposed/expected/meant to
When talking about the past
instead of "should have done"
criticize someone's behaviour
"You are late! you were supposed to be here an hour ago"
"You were expected to wear a suit for the meeting"
Another use is to say that events didn't happen the way we expected
"We were supposed to stop somewhere nicer for lunch"
Activities
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
You eat an apple everyday.
It is forbidden to chew gum at school.
"You chew gum at school"
I never thought of being a rockstar, however, I have become one.
"I never a rockstar."
"They think a lot of people will attend the family day"
"A lot of people attend the family day"
"I always intended to go back to Rome, but I never could"
"I always , but I never could"
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