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    expect or is expected

    He has spent little time on his lessons this term, so he expects to fail the exam.

    I think there is something wrong with the underlined "expects".

    Should I change it with "is expected"?

    Thanks for your help!


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    Re: expect or is expected

    In this example the use of "expects" shows that the student himself thinks he will fail. Using "is expected" would show that the teacher (or someone else) thinks he will fail.

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