Examples of (Be + supposed + to) and (Be + to + verb)
Here you go: (Be + supposed + to) This construction is passive and is used to indicate an assumption or expectation.
- I am supposed to go to school today.
- He is supposed to study for his exams but instead he is playing video games.
- You were supposed to visit your grandmother, did you go?
- She was supposed to finish the assignment yesterday but she is still doing it.
- We are supposed to clean the house today before our parent arrive home.
- It is supposed to rain tomorrow, I hope it doesn’t.
(Be + to + verb) This construction is a formal way of giving a command or stating what will happen in the future.
- The train is to depart in one hour.
- We are to finish the presentation by next week.
- He is to get a promotion in work.
- The doctor said that I am to rest until the infection has healed entirely.
- The lifeguard said that we are to stay out of the sea as the current is very strong today.
- The children are not to cross the road on their own, they need supervision.