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    the meaning of guess

    Dear all,

    If I say "we guessed the new teacher's age", does that imply our guess was right?

    Thank you!

    OP


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    Re: the meaning of guess

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    If I say "we guessed the new teacher's age", does that imply our guess was right?

    Thank you!

    OP
    It does to me, yes.

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    Re: the meaning of guess

    It doesn't to me.

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    #4

    Re: the meaning of guess

    It didn't at first, and then upon re-reading, it did.
    If you weren't correct or you don't konw if you were correct, then "We guessed at" or "We tried to guess" would sound better to me.

    I'm sure "guessed at" is going to raise some comments.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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