suppose

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suppose is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
suppose

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
suppose

Third-person singular
supposes

Past tense
supposed

Past participle
supposed

Present participle
supposing

  1. When you suppose something, you guess that it is true.
    What do you suppose that he will do?
    I suppose he'll come back. He always does.
    I know I can't do it, but I suppose it's possible.
    "You've been here about an hour, I suppose." "That's right."
    Do you suppose that was his plan from the beginning?
  2. You use I suppose to show that you agree weakly with something.
    "Did she know Paul pretty well?" "I suppose so."
  3. You use I don't suppose to ask a question, especially when you think the answer is no.
    I don't suppose you remember me?
  4. You use suppose to talk about an imaginary situation.
    Suppose, for example, that there was nothing there. Then what would you do?

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