how to pronounce expect


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expect is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of expect in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… of what you would expect to have so you …”

meaning of expect

Expect means to anticipate with confidence that something will happen or be the case.

expect frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word expect occurs in english on average 105.9 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 expect 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 expect can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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