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Dec 21 2012   2:14PM GMT

Supposed to or suppose to?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

 

Which is correct?
I was _______ go to the staff party but, ironically, I had to work late.
a. suppose
b. supposed


Answer: b.

Explanation:
“Supposed,” in this context, means something like “expected.” People are sometimes confused about the expression because in speech it’s hard to hear the “d” on the end of the word next to the “t” of “to.”

See more about “suppose” vs. “supposed” here.

See 10 more holiday-themed grammar questions in this quiz: ‘Tis (or t’is?) the Season.

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