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Suppose – how to use it.

Suppose is such an important word in the English language. Check out this post and try to add “suppose” to your English conversations! 

Suppose means – ‘take it to be true,’ ‘assume,’ ‘imagine,’ ‘think.’

Pattern:SUPPOSE (THAT) + CLAUSE.

  • “I suppose it will train this evening. Look at the clouds.”
  • “I suppose it’s a good idea – but I’m doubtful.” 
  • “Just suppose there were no doctors, dentists, or hospitals! Life would be unpleasant and short.”
  • “Do you suppose the children would like an ice-cream?”

Idioms: 

  • I SUPPOSE SO (DOUBTFUL REPLY)- E.g. “Are you meeting tomorrow as usual?” “I suppose so.”
  • I SUPPOSE (I THINK)- E.g. “What time is the meeting?” “At nine, I suppose.”
  • BE SUPPOSED TO + VERB (VERB IDIOM)- E.g. “We’re supposed to feed the animals twice a day.” (This is what we should do.) “Our plane is supposed to take off at 10a.m. (This is what should happen.)  

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