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    Does this meal cost $50? I _______ something far better than this!
    A. prefer B. expect C. suggest D. suppose

    The given answer is B. But I would think that 'expected' is better because I didn't expect it would cost so much. Am I right? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 27-Mar-2009 at 02:28.

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    Re: expected/expect

    Hello Joham,

    "Expect" implies that, as a general rule, you think a better meal should be provided for $50.

    "Expected" implies that in this particular instance you thought a better meal would be provided.

    Best wishes,


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