View Poll Results: In her interview, she ____ that she was being hounded by the press

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Thread: Infer\Imply?

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    Default Infer\Imply?

    Does the usage bother you?

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    We imply something by what we say. We infer something from something somebody else says.

    :)

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    Do people use 'infer' for 'imply' in AE? It's becoming very common here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Do people use 'infer' for 'imply' in AE? It's becoming very common here.
    1. Oh, yes.
    2. If somebody offered a correction every time that happened it would happen less often, but, of course, that doesn't happen.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Do people use 'infer' for 'imply' in AE? It's becoming very common here.
    1. Oh, yes.
    2. If somebody offered a correction every time that happened it would happen less often, but, of course, that doesn't happen.

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    :D What can we infer from that implication?
    What can we imply from that inference?

    Cas :D

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    I think my brain just imploded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think my brain just imploded.
    Ok. I saw that and it was scary

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    Fortunately, it was a very small implosion.

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    Did anybody notice that I managed to use happen three times in one sentence? What did you infer from that?

    :wink:

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    That you happen to have a limited vocab? ))))

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