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    Default "presumedly" and "presumably

    Is the meaninig of "presumedly" the same as the meaninig of "presumably"?

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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    I was astonished to learn that presumedly is an actual word.

    Where did you encounter it?

    I've never heard or read it before in my life, and don't intend to start now.



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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I was astonished to learn that presumedly is an actual word.

    Where did you encounter it?

    I've never heard or read it before in my life, and don't intend to start now.



    Rover
    What Rover said.

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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    I was in the same boat as bhai and Rover till I checked the dictionaries. The thirteen citations in the COCA suggest that it is used with the same meaning as 'presumably'. I recommend that you don't use it. Many native speakers will believe you have made a mistake.

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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    Ok. Sorry for this trouble. I thought that this is a commonly used word.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Jan-2013 at 22:07.

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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Ok. Sorry for this trouble. I thought that this is a commonly used word.
    Don't apologise. It was a legitimate question to ask - and some of us have learnt of the existence of word we hadn't heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Don't apologise. It was a legitimate question to ask - and some of us have learnt of the existence of word we hadn't heard of.
    Add me to that list.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "presumedly" and "presumably

    And me.

    The Fraze.It website quotes only four examples of 'presumedly', but over 9,000 for 'presumably'.

    I recommend that you bookmark fraze.it for examples of single words used in a variety of contexts (and its other useful features).

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Jan-2013 at 09:43.

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