Talk:supposed

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Pronunciation[edit]

For me and everyone I know, the pronunciation /sə'post/ is much more common than the others, yet it's not even listed.

There's a three way distinction of pronunciation:

  • /sə'post/ as in "Hey, you're not supposed to do that!" (Always followed by to).
  • /sə'pozd/ as in "We supposed that he would be here because it's his birthday" (rare, usually you would use a verb like "assumed" or "expected" instead)
  • /sə'po.zəd/ as in "The supposed entrance to the school" (usually found as an adverb "supposedly").

Soap (talk) 15:28, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Well I guess the /st/ pronunciation is given in supposed to. But should it be linked here as well (It would follow a precedent: the "half" pronuncation of the word have is given in the have page, not just on have to.) Soap (talk) 15:31, 25 June 2012 (UTC)