how to pronounce expectations


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expectations is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of expectations in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… in shedding those expectations of me …”

meanings of expectations


  1. Plural of expectation.

expectations frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word expectations occurs in english on average 32.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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