#GrammarTrivia: Be Supposed To

Hello, fellas. In this session we will learn how to use be supposed to.

(More: https://englishtips4u.com/2012/02/24/engtrivia-suppose-supposed-to-supposed-to-be/)

Be supposed to is used to convey the idea that someone expects something to occur. Be supposed to often conveys expectations about scheduled events or correct procedures.

Examples:
1) The meeting is supposed to begin at 11:00.
2) The election of the government is supposed to be carried out by secret ballot.

Be supposed to also conveys expectations about behaviour.

Example:
You are supposed to park here.

In the past, be supposed to conveys unfulfilled expectations.

Example:
She was expected to participate in our discussion last night. (The speaker expected her to participate, but she did not)

Sources:
Betty Schrampfer Azar, Understanding and Using English Grammar: Third Edition
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary – 4th Edition

Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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