how to pronounce supposed


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supposed is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and says what am i supposed to do all of …”

meanings of supposed


  1. Intended.
  2. Having an obligation.
  3. Presumed to be true, but without proof.
  4. Generally considered or expected.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.

supposed frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word supposed occurs in english on average 99.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics supposed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that supposed can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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