AEE 327: “Suppose” or “Supposed to” in English: What Are YOU Supposed to Do?

to suppose versus supposed to in English

In today’s episode you’ll get the difference between “suppose” and “to be supposed to.”

What is the difference between the two terms?

  • “I suppose”= I think, I guess, I assume, I believe, I imagine (verb)
  • “I am supposed to”= I should, I need to, I am expected (adjective)

 

Examples:

What are you going to do if your students don’t show up to class? I suppose I’ll stick around and wait for them.

People are supposed to pay for the subway in Boston but sometimes they don’t.

 

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