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    supposed to in the future

    Do we use "supposed to +infinitive" with the future simple?

    "She will be supposed to take this test again." Correct?


    "If you flunk this test, you are supposed to take it again." ??

    OR

    "If you flunk it, you will be supposed to take this test again." ??

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    Re: supposed to in the future

    • She will be supposed to take this test again.
    • If you flunk this test, you are supposed to take it again.
      • If you flunk this test, are you supposed to take it again?
    • If you flunk it, you will be supposed to take this test again.

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    Re: supposed to in the future

    why the second sentence is wrong?

    If you flunk this test, you are supposed to take it again.

    If teacher is telling the student the above sentence, then how it is said?

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    Re: supposed to in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Norma3 View Post
    If you flunk this test, you are supposed to take it again.

    If teacher is telling the student the above sentence, then how it is said?
    I think the sentence in red is awkward, not wrong. In answer to your second question, I'd use:


    • If you fail this test, you will be required to retake it.

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    Re: supposed to in the future

    "If you flunk this test, you are supposed to take it again."

    This is unobjectionable, in my opinion..

    "If you fail this test, you will be required to take it again."

    This has a slightly different meaning, but is also unobjectionable.

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