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    I think/reckon/figure

    Would you help me understand in what cases they are not interchangeable?

    Thanks for your answers in advance.

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    Re: I think/reckon/figure

    I figure is AmE. I reckon is BrE. Both are less formal than I think. In writing (other than dialogue) I would use only I think. The others are for speech only unless the writer wants to be very casual.
    Last edited by probus; 05-Mar-2011 at 20:14.

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    Re: I think/reckon/figure

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I figure is AmE. I reckon is BrE. Both are less formal than I think. In writing (other than dialogue) I would use only I think. The others are for speech only unless the writer wants to be very casual.
    Thank you very much for your answer.

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