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    #1

    Hello there !!!

    what is the difference between assume and presume?

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    #2

    Re: Hello there !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    What is the difference between assume and presume?
    A better thread title would have been Assume and presume.

    'Hello there', with or without the completely unnecessary exclamation marks, has nothing to do with your question.

    Type Assume and presume into the Search box at the top of the page and you'll find many links to earlier discussions of this very topic.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: Hello there !!!

    Hello.

    Can I rise a question that I have wanted to ask? I have chosen this thread because I think its name has something to do with my question.

    In 'Hello, there'. as far as I concerned the meaning of 'there' cannot be explained so that non-native will understand that at ease. According to the OALD's entry of 'there' it may be used to attract sb's attention. However my questions are the following:

    1. Can it be stated that 'Hello there' is rather BrE than AmE? (I have heard that only in British movies)

    2. Can it be used by friends after a long time or it can be used as day-to-day hello?

    Thanks, Alex.

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    Re: Hello there !!!

    You can use it any time at all.

    I hear it a lot from people I meet and greet in the street, especially when they can't remember my name.

    Rover

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