“Yeah, I think we're expected to be there.”

There's a meeting happening this afternoon at work. One of your team members asks if the meeting is mandatory. No one told you that the meeting was required, but you think that everyone is supposed to go. This is your answer.

Yeah, I think we're expected to be there.

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"Yeah" is a more casual way of saying "yes". 

Say this to agree with something that a person said:

Yeah, no problem.

Yeah, I actually did it myself.

You can also say "yeah" when you're going to disagree but you want to make your disagreement sound a little softer.

Yeah, but then it'll be blocking one of the outlets.

"Yeah" sounds less formal than "yes." 

I think (clause)

In spoken English, you can say "I think ___" before the idea that you're thinking.

I think I'm finished.

I think she's coming.

In formal writing or when you're speaking carefully, you should use "I think that ___" instead:

I think that we need to do a lot more testing before we release it to the public.

(someone) is expected to (do something)

When you "are expected" to do something, it means that people think that you're supposed to do it. These people might be your bosses, your coworkers, your parents, or your teachers. Saying that someone is "expected to" do something is just a little less strong than saying they "have to" do it.

be there

To "be there" means to attend. You can say:

I'll be there.

You can also say when you're going to arrive:

I'll be there at eleven.

This is a very natural and casual way to say that you're going to come to an event, meeting, or party. You wouldn't use this in writing, but it's common in business communication.