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Using 'Supposed to...' correctly in English - Free English lessons online
1 00:00:07,480 --> 00:00:12,420 Hey friends, I'm Rachna and I'm back with a new lesson. Well today I was a little confused 2 00:00:12,420 --> 00:00:21,70 what lesson do I take up, and then one of my friends said, " You are supposed to reach 3 00:00:21,70 --> 00:00:29,630 them how to use 'suppose to'." Okay, so well, another modal verb here for you-supposed to. 4 00:00:29,630 --> 00:00:36,680 Now, being a modal verb, it has various uses and it is used in different context, okay. 5 00:00:36,680 --> 00:00:45,690 So, first remember it is always 'supposed to', okay. So don't minus the 'd', it's always 6 00:00:45,690 --> 00:00:53,170 with a 'd' -supposed to, okay. Also remember, when you use supposed to, you have to use 7 00:00:53,170 --> 00:01:00,170 the verb in the 'be' form, the be form verb before supposed to, okay. So it could be, 8 00:01:00,170 --> 00:01:06,790 he is supposed to, I am supposed to, you are supposed to. In the past, you were supposed 9 00:01:06,790 --> 00:01:12,70 to, he was supposed to, okay. So that's what I mean, use the be form before 'supposed to', 10 00:01:12,70 --> 00:01:21,620 okay. So, the new James Bond movie is supposed to be excellent. Now see the be form, alright, 11 00:01:21,620 --> 00:01:29,140 is supposed to be excellent. So you always have a verb in the first form, supposed to 12 00:01:29,140 --> 00:01:36,570 be, supposed to go. So you have supposed to be excellent. Now when I tell you this that 13 00:01:36,570 --> 00:01:42,920 the new movie is supposed to be excellent, that means it is believed okay, it is believed 14 00:01:42,920 --> 00:01:48,860 that the new movie is supposed to be excellent or the new movie is excellent, it is believed, 15 00:01:48,860 --> 00:02:02,990 okay, or it is said, alright. Well, uh, it is believed that Starbucks coffee is really 16 00:02:02,990 --> 00:02:09,110 nice.So, Starbucks coffee is supposed to be really nice. Okay well, I love Starbucks, 17 00:02:09,110 --> 00:02:14,920 okay. So Starbucks coffee is supposed to be nice. That means it is said to be nice. It 18 00:02:14,920 --> 00:02:19,340 is believed to be nice. So, this is one of the ways of using supposed to when you want 19 00:02:19,340 --> 00:02:27,579 to say it is believed or it is said, okay. So, let's take look at another use of supposed 20 00:02:27,579 --> 00:02:37,409 to. I am supposed to get to work at eight. Well, here it means something that is expected 21 00:02:37,409 --> 00:02:42,400 from you okay, or when you tell someone your supposed to, your expecting something from 22 00:02:42,400 --> 00:02:48,180 the other person. It's more like 'should' also. Like I should get to work by eight, 23 00:02:48,180 --> 00:02:54,430 so I'm supposed to, expected from you, okay. If I don't, trust me I'm in big trouble. So, 24 00:02:54,430 --> 00:03:02,599 I'm supposed to get to work by eight. Remember, to use the be form, alright. So, I'm supposed 25 00:03:02,599 --> 00:03:09,280 to, you have the 'd' here, I'm supposed to get to work by eight. Certain rules and regulations, 26 00:03:09,280 --> 00:03:15,760 expected from me, I'm supposed to. Alright, so sometimes when you tell your teacher, " I 27 00:03:15,760 --> 00:03:21,510 haven't done my homework." She'll look at you and say, "You are supposed to do your 28 00:03:21,510 --> 00:03:28,79 homework every single day." It is expected from you that you should do your homework 29 00:03:28,79 --> 00:03:35,730 every single day. So when something is expected, you are supposed to do it. Well, it may sound 30 00:03:35,730 --> 00:03:39,959 a little like an obligation also where you have no choice, it could be a duty and you're 31 00:03:39,959 --> 00:03:47,870 just supposed to do it, okay. So I'm gonna tell you now, "You are supposed to watch all 32 00:03:47,870 --> 00:03:52,969 our videos, all our lessons okay and your are supposed to subscribe and you're supposed 33 00:03:52,969 --> 00:03:56,969 to tell your friends to subscribe to our channel, okay." So don't forget, you're supposed to 34 00:03:56,969 --> 00:04:02,469 watch all lessons and take the test, too. Okay, so in this context it means something 35 00:04:02,469 --> 00:04:10,590 that is expected to be done, okay. If I say, "You were supposed to phone me last night 36 00:04:10,590 --> 00:04:17,60 and you didn't." That means something was to happen but actually did not happen. So 37 00:04:17,60 --> 00:04:23,230 see here I'm using it in the past-you were, it's the past form of 'be'. You were supposed 38 00:04:23,230 --> 00:04:29,230 to phone me but you didn't last night, okay. So, the fact that I'm saying you were supposed 39 00:04:29,230 --> 00:04:34,200 to phone me is because it actually did not happen. I didn't receive a call from you last 40 00:04:34,200 --> 00:05:06,780 night, alright. Okay, so well, my friend John was supposed to marry Maria last week, but 41 00:05:06,780 --> 00:05:11,310 well, some issues and they didn't marry. So something that was to happen or was supposed 42 00:05:11,310 --> 00:05:18,820 to happen but it actually didn't happen. That is why I tell you, my friend John was supposed 43 00:05:18,820 --> 00:05:25,40 to marry Maria last week. It means he was to marry, but actually it didn't happen, probably 44 00:05:25,40 --> 00:05:32,970 the wedding was called off, okay. And let's take one more look at supposed to. I am not 45 00:05:32,970 --> 00:05:37,440 supposed to tell you the details discussed in the meeting. So if you're gonna come around 46 00:05:37,440 --> 00:05:45,670 being super curious asking me what happened. Now, I'm putting it in the negative, I am 47 00:05:45,670 --> 00:05:54,690 not supposed to. So, when you use not supposed to, that means you use supposed to in the 48 00:05:54,690 --> 00:05:59,940 negative-not supposed to, it means you are not allowed to do something, you are prohibited 49 00:05:59,940 --> 00:06:04,360 from doing something. So I tell you, listen, no offends okay, I'm really sorry. I'm not 50 00:06:04,360 --> 00:06:11,780 supposed to tell you the details discussed in the meeting, sorry, okay. So that means 51 00:06:11,780 --> 00:06:17,720 I'm banned, I'm restricted, I'm prohibited from sharing certain things with you. So, 52 00:06:17,720 --> 00:06:38,740 you can say it's not allowed to, okay or you're prohibited from doing something. So suppose 53 00:06:38,740 --> 00:06:42,360 you see someone smoking in a public place, well you may just go and happen hello, you 54 00:06:42,360 --> 00:06:50,520 are not supposed to smoke in here ya, because you are banned, you're not allowed to, you're 55 00:06:50,520 --> 00:06:55,490 prohibited from smoking here, so you're not supposed to smoke in here. okay friends, so 56 00:06:55,490 --> 00:07:02,150 quick recap, remember supposed to is a modal verb. Always use the be form before supposed 57 00:07:02,150 --> 00:07:09,190 to, it could be is am are, was were in the past, okay. It is always supposed to, do not 58 00:07:09,190 --> 00:07:18,240 write suppose to, okay, fine. So remember when you want to say something is believed 59 00:07:18,240 --> 00:07:24,460 this way or it is said this way, you use supposed to. When something is expected from you, like 60 00:07:24,460 --> 00:07:28,480 reaching work on time or doing your homework or well watching all our lessons, you are 61 00:07:28,480 --> 00:07:34,890 supposed to watch all our lessons. You were supposed to for something that was to happen 62 00:07:34,890 --> 00:07:39,390 but actually did not happen in real. So you were supposed to do something but you didn't 63 00:07:39,390 --> 00:07:43,320 and well in the negative when you use not supposed to, that means you're not allowed 64 00:07:43,320 --> 00:07:49,520 to or you are prohibited from doing something, okay friends. Well, this brings me to the 65 00:07:49,520 --> 00:07:54,40 end of another lesson. I hope you enjoyed watching it. Well do remember, you are supposed 66 00:07:54,40 --> 00:07:58,500 to take a test, okay. I'll be back soon with a new lesson. Till then take care and bye.
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