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    supposed to

    hi teacher

    i would like to know the meaning of grammar terms ' be supposed to'.
    could you give me some example with meaning.
    thank you in advance.

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    Re: supposed to

    It means that something sghould happen, but may not:

    He was supposed to be there = he was expected, but didn't go
    They're supposed to be here at 9 = 9 is the time arranged, but they may not be on time

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    Re: supposed to

    There is a chant, frequently sung at football games by away supporters to the home fans:
    "You're supposed to be at home!" meaning "why are you so quiet? It's your stadium, but we are singing louder than you are"

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