Results 1 to 4 of 4

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 22
    #1

    give usage

    can u give me the exact usage for the following word?


    presumably


    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 73
    #2

    Re: give usage

    you can find this in a dictionary

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,103
    #3

    Re: give usage

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    you can find this in a dictionary
    She can presumably find it in a dictionary.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #4

    Re: give usage

    Quote Originally Posted by sarathnirmala View Post
    can u give me the exact usage for the following word?


    presumably
    (NOT A TEACHER) You may wish to know that "presumably" is often used as a so-called "sentence adverb" that "modifies" the whole sentence: She came to the United States when she was 20 years old. She is now 60 years old. PRESUMABLY, SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH VERY WELL BY NOW. (Of course, I don't know. I have never spoken with her. I just presume -- guess -- that anyone who lives here for 40 years is going to learn the language, but -- of course --I could be wrong. Maybe she has continued to speak only her native language and has no desire to learn English. That is the reason that we should be careful before we "presume" something.)

Similar Threads

  1. [Essay] Sir Alex Should Give Up Berba.
    By ilovepsycho in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2009, 02:55
  2. Get Jim to give the speech of welcome
    By Volcano1985 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2009, 13:50
  3. Adjectives and verbs usage with should
    By Aurimas in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 20-Jul-2006, 11:35
  4. Give in X Give up
    By apparrode in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Apr-2004, 23:40
  5. Give in X Give up
    By apparrode in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Apr-2004, 23:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •