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    2 grammatic questions

    Hi everyone,


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    As a matter of fact, I have been admitted by the PhD program of Electrical Engineering and will be supposed to conduct research in the fast-growing and promising field of Fault Tolerant Embedded Systems with my superviosr Dr. X, who has promised to fund me with $1500 per month.



    1. Is "will be" correct?
    2. Do I need "with" here?


    Thank you very much!


    By the way, are there any other grammtic errors in this sentence? If yes, could you please point them out?

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    1 I'd change it to will conduct research or to conduct research. Supposed suggests that you might not actually do the work.
    2 I don't see the need.

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    I think that you can also put in the present continuous "also used to refer to the near future" and it becomes : ....and I'm supposed to become....
    2 . I don't think that you need "with".

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    You are asking two grammar questions, wang-cupid.

    And you want to know if there are any other grammatical errors.

    Avoid grammatic, even if the word actually exists.

    Rover

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by DZuser View Post
    I think that you can also put in the present continuous "also used to refer to the near future" and it becomes : ....and I'm supposed to become....
    'I am supposed to' is not present continuous; that would be: 'I am being supposed to', a highly unnatural form with 'be supposed to'.

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You are asking two grammar questions, wang-cupid.

    And you want to know if there are any other grammatical errors.

    Avoid grammatic, even if the word actually exists.

    Rover
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    All good comments but to summarize from my viewpoint:
    1) change will be to am
    1a) This leads to Tdol's comment...why supposed? :) But I am ok with "am supposed to"
    2) with is optional here

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    Re: 2 grammatic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'I am supposed to' is not present continuous; that would be: 'I am being supposed to', a highly unnatural form with 'be supposed to'.
    you're right I made a mistake it's not the present continuous "a hudge mistake" thanks
    but is it wrong to say "i'm supposed to "? from' be supposed to" !!
    "I'm being supposed to " doesn't sound correct ,right?

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