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    #1

    expect of

    when to use 'of' with the word expect?

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    Re: expect of

    Quote Originally Posted by neeroo khanna View Post
    when to use 'of' with the word expect?
    In the whole of English language? Can you, please, be more specific?
    Did you have some examples that you found confusing?

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    Re: expect of

    Quote Originally Posted by neeroo khanna View Post
    when to use 'of' with the word expect?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (a) If you will google "expect of," you will find many examples.

    (b) Here are some that I found:

    WHAT DO WOMEN EXPECT OF A "MODERN GENTLEMAN"?

    WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF OUR ECONOMY?

    I EXPECT POLITE MANNERS OF A PERSON WITH HIS EDUCATION.

    (c) A man named "Alan" (who runs another helpline) explains:

    "Expect of" often refers to an opinion or standard that you believe

    you can get from someone or something.

    (i) For example (from my dictionary):

    We expect great things of you. (That is, we feel that you will be a

    very successful person.)

    (ii) My very humble example:

    When I read the news on the British Broadcasting Corporation website,

    I always expect the highest standards of ethical journalism.

    P.S. "Alan" explains that "expect from" is different: I am expecting

    a package from Canada (waiting for something specific to arrive).

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    Re: expect of

    TheParser are you a big fan of Spinoza?!

    EDIT: Spinoza is a philosopher, who wrote in very clearly numbered and labeled units. He was assigned in the very first phil class I took. It was addictive!
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    Re: expect of

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    TheParser are you a big fan of Spinoza?!

    This humble soul is too ignorant to know whether your question is

    an insult or a compliment. Who was Spinoza?

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    Re: expect of

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    TheParser are you a big fan of Spinoza?!

    EDIT: Spinoza is a philosopher, who wrote in very clearly numbered and labeled units. He was assigned in the very first phil class I took. It was addictive!

    Thank you very much for the edit. Apparently, I am one of his fans.

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