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It's not TO BE supposed / It's commonly supposed. Is it right? Why? Thank you in advance How to use "BE SUPPOSED" at a question, negative and positive forms. Thank you!
Sep 8, 2019 1:55 PM
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POSITIVE: I'm supposed to arrive before the party starts. It's supposed to be fun. NEGATIVE: You aren't supposed to smoke in here. She isn't supposed to yell at customers. or You're not supposed to smoke in here. She's not supposed to yell at customers. QUESTION: Are we supposed to bring gifts? Am I supposed to take notes? NEGATIVE QUESTION: Aren't you supposed to take notes? Isn't that movie supposed to be boring? Note that the answer for a NEGATIVE QUESTION is assumed to be "yes." Sometimes this is used as a rhetorical question. For example, I know that you're supposed to take notes, and I'm actually just reminding you to do so. Other times, I'm fairly certain that the answer is yes, but I am still asking for your answer. For example, I heard from several people that the movie was boring, but I am still asking for your opinion.
September 8, 2019
Gdanning, Thank you! Why "IT IS TO BE supposed" instead "IT IS supposed"?
September 8, 2019
Got it. Thanks for clarifying :)
September 8, 2019
"If it is to be supposed that the stock market crashes soon, then . . ." is the same as saying, "Suppose the stock market crashes soon. If it does, then . . ."
September 8, 2019
My apologies. How to use "BE SUPPOSED" at a question, negative and positive forms. Thank you!
September 8, 2019
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Mikhail Martalog
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English, Russian, Ukrainian
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