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    two questions

    Victoria:But how am I supposed to know if we're soul mates? It's too soon. Ooh. Speak of the devil. Hello.
    Ted:Hey, random question: how do you feel cats?
    Victoria:Cats. Hated the musical, love the animal.
    Robin:A cat person. Why am I not surprised?
    Victoria:Bye. Why does Ted want to know if I like cats?
    Lily:Maybe he's going to buy you one.

    Does "am I supposed to" have the same meaning of "can I know"?
    (=But how can I know if~~~~)
    Also, why Victoria said present verb "does' here? At the time when Victoria said the sentence, Ted already had said his question, so I think Victoria should say 'Bye, why did Ted want to know if I like cats?'
    Am I wrong?

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    Re: two questions

    Yes to the first. "How am I supposed to know?" expresses a little frustration that someone thinks she should know.

    You could use either one for the second. The question was very, very recent.

    I don't remember a character named Victoria. What season was that in?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes to the first. "How am I supposed to know?" expresses a little frustration that someone thinks she should know.

    You could use either one for the second. The question was very, very recent.

    I don't remember a character named Victoria. What season was that in?
    Victoria was in the first season. She was a baker who met Ted at a wedding. Within weeks of their meeting she got offered a fellowship in Germany under a master pastry chef. So, she and Ted had to decide whether a long distance relationship would work, or if they were better off just severing ties.

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    Re: two questions

    Oh yes! She came back later, I think.
    Some day, someone will explain to me why Ted, an adult, needs another adult to be his voice in the voiceovers. On the other hand, I love it when they show Marshall, Ted, and Lily in college. Their hair!
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    Re: two questions

    And the "sandwiches."

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    Re: two questions

    One day I'll get myself a television set and understand what the **** you people are talking about.

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    Re: two questions

    Or, since you apparently have a computer, you can skip the "getting a TV set" step and watch TV on the web.

    It's how all the cool kids are doing it.

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