use of expect instead of think
see whats wrong with the sentence.
I have always set high standards and values in the class and on the playground by letting students know exactly what I expect of them.
I don't believe they are synonyms. Not in this sentence anyway. To replace expect with think would change the meaning.
Expect of them is what you anticipate from them. There is a likelihood that they will behave properly because that's how they've been taught. If they misbehave, they will expect a punishment.
Think of them would be your opinion of them.
I think expect is the correct word--my opinion. : )
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