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    expect of or from!

    I want to know which one is correct --I didn't expect this from you or of you? wheather change of preposition changes the sense? gramatically which one is correct to use --I didn't expect this of you?

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    Re: expect of or from!

    Quote Originally Posted by neeroo khanna View Post
    I want to know which one is correct --I didn't expect this from you or of you? wheather change of preposition changes the sense? gramatically which one is correct to use --I didn't expect this of you?
    **** NOT A TEACHER ****

    I don't expect u do that!!!!

    look! no preposition, this is a problem of young English learners .They often search for some preposition, checking verbs in Oxford Dictionary or any other monolingual ones can be very helpful in these cases.
    Good luck.

    (I expect) informal used to indicate that one supposes something to be so but has no firm evidence:they're just friends of his, I expect[with clause] :I expect you know them?
    Oxford Dictionary

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    Re: expect of or from!

    Thanks to dear faryan.

    Also, you can expect something from somebody. (As faryan put it, you cannot expect from a person something.)


    Ex: We expected more co-operation/better results from them.

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    Re: expect of or from!

    Quote Originally Posted by neeroo khanna View Post
    I want to know which one is correct --I didn't expect this from you or of you? wheather change of preposition changes the sense? gramatically which one is correct to use --I didn't expect this of you?
    Both are correct.

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    Re: expect of or from!

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    **** NOT A TEACHER ****

    I don't expect you to do that!/ I didn't expect you to do that.
    look! no preposition, this is a problem of young English learners .They often search for some preposition, checking verbs in Oxford Dictionary or any other monolingual ones can be very helpful in these cases.
    Good luck.

    (I expect) informal used to indicate that one supposes something to be so but has no firm evidence:they're just friends of his, I expect[with clause] :I expect you know them?
    Oxford Dictionary
    Bhai.

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    Re: expect of or from!

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post

    I don't expect u you to do that!!!!


    EDIT: Oops! Bhai already did it. I didn't expect him to do it.

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