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Dear Ted:

Is there any difference between "What should I do?" and "What am I supposed to do?"

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

As always, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is there any difference between "What should I do?" and "What am I supposed to
do?"

If so, when should I use each of them?


*** I suppose in some settings, one would be chosen above the other.  However, I cannot
think of such a setting.  There is no difference between them.  One has 6 words; the other, 4.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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