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    Oneiro is offline Newbie
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    Is it possible to say that? I venture?

    For example, in the following sentence struture:

    You've been getting the short end of the stick, I venture?

    Is it possible?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    It would sound terribly old-fashioned

    "I believe" or "I expect" or "I think" would be more likely nowadays.

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    Default Re: I venture

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneiro View Post
    Is it possible to say that? I venture?

    For example, in the following sentence struture:

    You've been getting the short end of the stick, I venture?

    Is it possible?
    You could say this but it is old fashioned. It is a statement though is not a question.

    I venture to say that you've been getting the short end of the stick.

    Venture means in this context that you are tentatively offering an opinion.

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    Ah, I see. Many thanks for the quick replies.

    When we talk about old fashioned, how old do we mean, exactly? Too old for WWII?

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    I think even then it would sound odd. It's not really a usage I would expect to meet much after the First World War, unless the person was elderly.

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