Be supposed to – Was/Were supposed to en Ingles



Este #GrammarMonday estudiaremos el uso de “Supposed to” a petición de un usuario para que saque buenas calificaciones en su “quizz”.

Be supposed to

Cuando hablamos del verbo “Supposed” implica que alguien espera que nosotros hagamos alguna actividad en el pasado o el futuro.

Es utilizado para indicar obligaciones o responsabilidades y es muy popular entre los angloparlantes.

Se apoya del verbo “to be” para indicar el tiempo, ya sea presente o pasado.

PRESENTE

Singular

✔ I’m supposed to go

✔ You are supposed to sing

✔ He is supposed to cook

✔ She is supposed to work

Plural

✔ We are supposed to bring the wine

✔ They are supposed to buy the tickets

 

Como podrás ver, el verbo que le sigue deberá ir en infinitivo.

✔ You are supposed to buy the milk

 

NEGATIVO

Para desligarse o desligar a alguien  de una obligación o responsabilidad, sólo debemos agregar not al “Verb To Be”.

Presente Negativo

✔ I am not supposed to wash the dishes

✔ He is not supposed to pay the bill

Pasado Negativo

✔ We were not supposed to go to the meeting

✔ I was not supposed to call you

 

PREGUNTA

Para hacer una pregunta usando “Supposed” debemos escribir

VERB TO BE + SUBJECT + SUPPOSED TO + INFINITIVE  + _____ ?

Por ejemplo:

✔ Are you supposed to work on Sundays?

✔ Is it supposed to snow tomorrow?

PASADO

Para referirnos a una acción que se había comunicado con anterioridad y no se llevó acabo, utilizaremos el pasado cambiando el presente del “Verb To Be” a “Was/Were”.

✔ Hey Miranda, I know I was supposed to send you an email this weekend but I had no internet service.

✔ He has supposed to be at the airport at 2:30 pm

 

Esperamos que esto les ayude a comprender el uso de “Supposed to” ¿Qué otros ejemplos pueden darnos?



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