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    The difference between assume and presume!

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    Re: The difference between assume and presume!

    Welcome to the forums, breezin.

    Type assume/presume in the Google Custom S(earch) box near the top of the page. You will find links to previous answers to your question.

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    Re: The difference between assume and presume!

    Presume = to accept as true in the absence of proof to the contrary (ie, in the legal world, accused people are presumed innocent until proved otherwise).
    Presume = to suppose to be the case on the basis of probability (I couldn't see her in the office, so I presumed she had left for the day).
    Assume = to suppose to be the case without any proof/evidence at all (I assume that Martians are tall and grey).

    It is easy to get them mixed up and difficult to use them correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The difference between assume and presume!

    Welcome to the forum, breezin.

    The question has been asked before. Here are some of the responses: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...sume%20presume

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