Using ‘Supposed to…’ correctly in English – Free English lessons online

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Using ‘Supposed to…’ correctly in English – Free English lessons online

Using ‘Supposed to…’ correctly in English –  Free English lessons online


Hey friends, I’m Rachna and I’m back with
a new lesson. Well today I was a little confused what lesson do I take up, and then one of
my friends said, ” You are supposed to reach them how to use ‘suppose to’.” Okay, so well,
another modal verb here for you-supposed to. Now, being a modal verb, it has various uses
and it is used in different context, okay. So, first remember it is always ‘supposed
to’, okay. So don’t minus the ‘d’, it’s always with a ‘d’ -supposed to, okay. Also remember,
when you use supposed to, you have to use the verb in the ‘be’ form, the be form verb
before supposed to, okay. So it could be, he is supposed to, I am supposed to, you are
supposed to. In the past, you were supposed to, he was supposed to, okay. So that’s what
I mean, use the be form before ‘supposed to’, okay. So, the new James Bond movie is supposed
to be excellent. Now see the be form, alright, is supposed to be excellent. So you always
have a verb in the first form, supposed to be, supposed to go. So you have supposed to
be excellent. Now when I tell you this that the new movie is supposed to be excellent,
that means it is believed okay, it is believed that the new movie is supposed to be excellent
or the new movie is excellent, it is believed, okay, or it is said, alright. Well, uh, it
is believed that Starbucks coffee is really nice.So, Starbucks coffee is supposed to be
really nice. Okay well, I love Starbucks, okay. So Starbucks coffee is supposed to be
nice. That means it is said to be nice. It is believed to be nice. So, this is one of
the ways of using supposed to when you want to say it is believed or it is said, okay.
So, let’s take look at another use of supposed to. I am supposed to get to work at eight.
Well, here it means something that is expected from you okay, or when you tell someone your
supposed to, your expecting something from the other person. It’s more like ‘should’
also. Like I should get to work by eight, so I’m supposed to, expected from you, okay.
If I don’t, trust me I’m in big trouble. So, I’m supposed to get to work by eight. Remember,
to use the be form, alright. So, I’m supposed to, you have the ‘d’ here, I’m supposed to
get to work by eight. Certain rules and regulations, expected from me, I’m supposed to. Alright,
so sometimes when you tell your teacher, ” I haven’t done my homework.” She’ll look at
you and say, “You are supposed to do your homework every single day.” It is expected
from you that you should do your homework every single day. So when something is expected,
you are supposed to do it. Well, it may sound a little like an obligation also where you
have no choice, it could be a duty and you’re just supposed to do it, okay. So I’m gonna
tell you now, “You are supposed to watch all our videos, all our lessons okay and your
are supposed to subscribe and you’re supposed to tell your friends to subscribe to our channel,
okay.” So don’t forget, you’re supposed to watch all lessons and take the test, too.
Okay, so in this context it means something that is expected to be done, okay. If I say,
“You were supposed to phone me last night and you didn’t.” That means something was
to happen but actually did not happen. So see here I’m using it in the past-you were,
it’s the past form of ‘be’. You were supposed to phone me but you didn’t last night, okay.
So, the fact that I’m saying you were supposed to phone me is because it actually did not
happen. I didn’t receive a call from you last night, alright. Okay, so well, my friend John
was supposed to marry Maria last week, but well, some issues and they didn’t marry. So
something that was to happen or was supposed to happen but it actually didn’t happen. That
is why I tell you, my friend John was supposed to marry Maria last week. It means he was
to marry, but actually it didn’t happen, probably the wedding was called off, okay. And let’s
take one more look at supposed to. I am not supposed to tell you the details discussed
in the meeting. So if you’re gonna come around being super curious asking me what happened.
Now, I’m putting it in the negative, I am not supposed to. So, when you use not supposed
to, that means you use supposed to in the negative-not supposed to, it means you are
not allowed to do something, you are prohibited from doing something. So I tell you, listen,
no offends okay, I’m really sorry. I’m not supposed to tell you the details discussed
in the meeting, sorry, okay. So that means I’m banned, I’m restricted, I’m prohibited
from sharing certain things with you. So, you can say it’s not allowed to, okay or you’re
prohibited from doing something. So suppose you see someone smoking in a public place,
well you may just go and happen hello, you are not supposed to smoke in here ya, because
you are banned, you’re not allowed to, you’re prohibited from smoking here, so you’re not
supposed to smoke in here. okay friends, so quick recap, remember supposed to is a modal
verb. Always use the be form before supposed to, it could be is am are, was were in the
past, okay. It is always supposed to, do not write suppose to, okay, fine. So remember
when you want to say something is believed this way or it is said this way, you use supposed
to. When something is expected from you, like reaching work on time or doing your homework
or well watching all our lessons, you are supposed to watch all our lessons. You were
supposed to for something that was to happen but actually did not happen in real. So you
were supposed to do something but you didn’t and well in the negative when you use not
supposed to, that means you’re not allowed to or you are prohibited from doing something,
okay friends. Well, this brings me to the end of another lesson. I hope you enjoyed
watching it. Well do remember, you are supposed to take a test, okay. I’ll be back soon with
a new lesson. Till then take care and bye.

100 thoughts on Using ‘Supposed to…’ correctly in English – Free English lessons online

  1. I like ur teaching style n your accents but I don't like nahrika's accents because sometimes she pretends that she is foreigner

  2. I was supposed to have gone last week to the city to see my friends but couldn't go as I fell ill'.

    My meeting with the officer was supposed to have been last Wednesday but has now been postponed to next week/ or for this coming Saturday.

    Are the sentences above correct?

  3. 🐻True love is supposed to happen with me one day☝️
    🐻I am supposed to study harder for taking a Toefl test☝️
    🐻Last night i was supposed to study
    🐻My love is not supposed to be like a shit☝️

  4. Are these sentences correct in english, you are not supposed to make noise in my room. We are not supposed to chat here. You are not supposed to give wrong donation for war to the clanmates . You are supposed to be one of the greatest attacker in the clan war so far.Sachin was supposed to be a greate cricketer in the cricket. You are supposed to help them.i am supposed to finish working tommorrow. A match was suppossed to start at 3pm but it was stopped at thr end in view of rain

  5. Thanks achanaYour teaching very understandable .please upload more video like this and pleaee upload video how to talk on a topic.

  6. Please Rachana ma'am tell about this situation:- His most of the fine satires are supposed to have been written during the years 1593-98.

  7. To me Rasna is a great trainer amongst all of your trainer but they are also best.
    I have over come my many confusion to watch her vedio. Thank you

  8. I became fan of of her. Rasna is natural. She knows how to teach precisely with realistic examples.
    I want to speak with her. That's my dream.

  9. I have confusion of using supposed to. For this I watched many videos but none of them proved so informative than ur lecture of supposed too. My dear sister continue ur effort to teach English to the person like me May the God bless u to do good deeds.

  10. What happens ,we r supposed to be understanding.please please please please please please tell me

  11. This is great lesson. I am just curious to learn how to use 'supposed to +have'. And what's the correct expression. Could you please clear that concept?

  12. Thank you for your lessons.it really benefited me . i have a request why don't you start a reading comprehension classes.in competitive examinationthese days it is must.if you start these classes.it would be very useful because i really enjoy your classes.most of the channels donot have reading comprehension. please consider my request.

  13. You always use easy/ simple words during speaking English. I think, in speaking time, we should use simple word. Because Most of the people don't understand our words . According to me

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