use of expect instead of think


see whats wrong with the sentence.

See example:

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.
asked Jan 12 '12 at 01:53 Eileen Anthony New member

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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.  : )

link comment answered Jan 12 '12 at 12:49 Jody M. Expert

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