be supposed to

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be supposed to(
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suh
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be obliged)
a. suponerse que
You are supposed to pay tuition before the tenth.Se supone que pagues la colegiatura antes del día diez.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Children are supposed to be in bed early.Los niños tienen que ir a dormir temprano.
You're not supposed to use your cellphone in the library.No debes usar el teléfono celular en la biblioteca.
2. (to be thought to)
a. suponerse que
This place is supposed to sell the best cakes in town.Se supone que este lugar vende los mejores pasteles de la ciudad.
3. (to be intended to)
a. suponerse que
The money was supposed to be used to aid the victims of the floods.Se suponía que el dinero se iba a usar para ayudar a las víctimas de las inundaciones.
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