ことになっている [ことになっている] (kotoninatteiru) Meaning: became a rule; been decided that; expected to; supposed to Example: My daughter is supposed to study abroad next year. JLPT Level: 2 Category: grammar Author: dc
karekora > I`m not sure whats written in the jlpt, but I have never heard the japanese used in that way. usually when ことになっている has been used in my conversations with native speakers, it is used to describe a custom, a law, or a social rule that must be followed. I`ve never heard it used to refere to future plans. but I have heard ことになりました or ことになります used to describe plans.
[You can only use verbs with this grammar.]
^-- to be precise, it's possible to induce the use of nouns by という as shown in 7854
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