I have learned to use "expect" for only good things. But is "expect" used to both good and bad things?
Answer from a Native speaker
Yes, the word "expect" can be used in both good and bad situations. When used in a positive context, it usually means that you are looking forward to something happening. Ex: I'm expecting to go to college next fall. Ex: We are expecting a baby. When used in a negative context, "expect" often refers to something you didn't see or anticipate happening. Ex: They didn't expect that the earthquake would damage their home. Ex: He didn't expect to lose his job.