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proof.beh

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Hi

I came across a problem that if answer, I'll be grateful to you!

What does the following sentence mean?:

"Someone is supposed to do something"

Thank you!
 

Snowcake

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Re: Please Help!

You use supposed to to describe something someone else thinks we should / shouldn't do.

It's the same with be expected to / be meant to.

Hope that helps
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Anglika

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Re: Please Help!

Hi

I came across a problem that if answer, I'll be grateful to you!

What does the following sentence mean?

"Someone is supposed to do something"

Thank you!


Someone is supposed [meant / expected]to do something.

"You were supposed to post that letter yesterday."

"He is supposed to be coming to dinner tonight!"
 

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"Someone is supposed to do something"
Someone = some person
is supposed to = is expected to (perhaps out of obligation)
do something = perform some act

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