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    expecting our son

    We're expecting our son to join the family on 3 September.

    What does it mean?

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    Re: expecting our son

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    We're expecting our son to join the family on 3 September.

    What does it mean?

    Thanks!
    ----Not a teacher or native speaker----

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    We're expecting(We hope to see) our son to join(visit) the family on 3rd of September.

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    Re: expecting our son

    Hi, Daryl.L

    Could it mean that their son will be born on September 3? The following sentence is 'we are excited but life will be tough'.

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    Re: expecting our son

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    Hi, Daryl.L

    Could it mean that their son will be born on September 3? The following sentence is 'we are excited but life will be tough'.
    Sure! The following sentence makes me understand more about what really goes on in your family. Some people like me may get the wrong meaning just by reading your first sentence. If someone tells me "We're expecting our son to join the family on 3 September., I would think that your son may be a teenager or adult who is returning home from college or other town.

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    Re: expecting our son

    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl.L View Post
    Sure! The following sentence makes me understand more about what really goes on in your family. Some people like me may get the wrong meaning just by reading your first sentence. If someone tells me "We're expecting our son to join the family on 3 September., I would think that your son may be a teenager or adult who is returning home from college or other town.
    Thanks, Daryl.L

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