expect as a verb is used to express the idea of having a belief that something will happen. It might be something that is likely to happen in the future, or something that you wish for, it could also be an ordered command. In the present tense, expect is conjugated to expect, expects, expecting. In the past tense, expect is conjugated to expected.
1. They are expecting a baby in August.
2. We expect to hear good news from the meeting.
3. I expect you to finish this project by Monday.
when using expect with orders, make sure to not sound too demanding by using more appropriate words such as 'hope' or 'would like'.