level of expectation / expectancy

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Afshin81

Senior Member
Persian - Iran
asking a question about "level of expectation"
Hi
Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct?
1. "what should your level of expectation/expectancy be from your friend?"
2. "what level of expectation/expectancy should you have from your friend?"
Thanks in advance
 
  • IRAJ2000

    Senior Member
    Persian
    In my idea, neither of them is correct. (I'm not a native speaker.) Let's wait for other replies, afshin81.
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Hello, Afshin81. :)

    What do you want to say? Please explain, using other words. For instance, what sort of thing do you expect from your friend?

    We will be better able to help you once we know what you have in mind.
     

    Afshin81

    Senior Member
    Persian - Iran
    Thanks for your attention Cagey. It's gonna be part of a discussion on what we can expect from our friend and what we cannot. I'm gonna ask about the level at which we should set our expectations. I hope I could make myself understood.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I don't think Afshin will still be waiting for an answer, but here goes:

    I find it strange to be talking about "the level of expectation/expectancy" in this context. I think that might be the kind of jargon you can sometimes find in a self-help book.

    What is it that you expect from a friend?
     

    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    It is a strange question, as long as it doesn't specify what you might be expecting from your friends --- help, patience, and so on.

    verlisarius's question is would provide clarity on this issue.
     
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