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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  24/DEZ/2004 12:45 PM
Assunto:  Re: Suppose!!!
 
Mensagem:  Hello Pat Just to colour a little what you precisely stated: According to Swan (Practical English Usage - Oxford -- entry 547): "Often 'be supposed to' is used rather like 'should', to talk about what people have to do according to the rules or the law, or about what is expected to happen. You're supposed to start work at 8.30 every morning. The plane is supposed to arrive in twenty minute's time." As should is a modal, it will express a subjective perception of necessity and desarability (that's why it is used for advice); and 'be supposed to' is to do with an objective perception of necessity and desarability. (Michael Lewis -- The English Verb-- LTP) Pronunciation of 'supposed to': something like /suPOUstu/ José Roberto


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Suppose!!!  –  Márcio Alexandre  24/DEZ/2004, 2:19 AM
Re: Suppose!!!  –  pat  24/DEZ/2004, 10:17 AM
 Re: Suppose!!!  –  José Roberto  24/DEZ/2004, 12:45 PM
Re: Suppose!!!  –  José Roberto  24/DEZ/2004, 12:50 PM
Re: Suppose!!!  –  pat  24/DEZ/2004, 4:07 PM
Pat  –  José Roberto  24/DEZ/2004, 5:48 PM
Re: Pat  –  pat  26/DEZ/2004, 4:26 PM
Re: Pat  –  José Roberto  27/DEZ/2004, 11:00 AM

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