I was learning English words on Vocabulary.com and came across the following question:
If a person met his/her future spouse through happenstance, which of the following is true?
- the meeting occurred randomly
- the meeting was never supposed to occur
There were actually four options but the other two were 100% wrong.
From those I'm giving, I chose the second one and it turned out to be wrong. Why is the first option correct?
To me, they seem to mean the same, to be honest. OALD gives the following meanings:
1. without somebody deciding in advance what is going to happen and without any regular pattern
be supposed to do/be something
1. to be expected or required to do/be something according to a rule, a custom, an arrangement, etc.
2. to be generally believed or expected to be/do something
Again, I don't see any difference.
- the meeting occurred randomly — that is, there was nobody deciding in advance that it was going to happen.
- the meeting was never supposed to occur — that is, it was never expected to occur according to an arrangement (because there was no arrangement).
I'd like to know if there's something I'm missing, or if it's a mistake.