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suppose is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
support - suppose - sure



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  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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