That's one possibility.
Casiopea teacher:Originally Posted by Casiopea
I need explaination on your second sentence. Why can we use imply there?
I don't think she likes it as much as the first, hence the eyes.
Can anyone explain the subtle differences between infer and imply with more details and examples?Originally Posted by tdol
imply means to suggest something without actually saying it directly, whereas infer means to deduce or conclude something based on what someone else has said.Originally Posted by darren
Pat: Can you afford to buy that car?
Sam: Are you implying (i.e. saying) that I am poor?
Pat: No. Not at all. I meant that, because you have three cars already, you may not have the time or space to take care of a fourth car. You've inferred (i.e. concluded) the wrong meaning!
What can we imply from that inference? means, What can we say without actually saying it about what we have concluded or deduced from what someone else has said. Now that's a brain teaser.
thanks again. Now i understand it. :D :DOriginally Posted by Casiopea
you can infer something by means of external experience,
and you can imply sth. because of your own experience.
Without implying anything derogatory about AE, I wouldn't infer anything that's being "commonly used" necessarily to be grammatically correct, especially not in AE.Originally Posted by tdol
Last edited by Johannes; 06-Nov-2005 at 22:16.
Neither would I- I was curious about how common it is.