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    #1

    supposed to do ? ment to do?

    could you help me what will be the most natural way to say in this conversations?

    A: Didnít you say you will leave at 5am?
    B: I am supposed to do, but I slept in.
    or I basically it is, but I slept in.
    or I ment to do, but I slept in.

    Thans~

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    #2

    Re: supposed to do ? ment to do?

    A: Didnít you say that you would leave at 5am?
    B: I was supposed to, but I slept in.


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    Re: supposed to do ? ment to do?

    Thanks for your help~

    Can I ask one more thing?

    When can I use " I ment to do " ? I thought it means same as " I was supposed to do " ...

    Maybe No?

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    Re: supposed to do ? ment to do?

    You could say 'I meant to, but I slept in.' It doesn't mean exactly the same, with 'I meant to...' there is a personal desire to do it; whreas with 'I was supposed to...' there is a suggestion of external obligation.

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