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    suppose you tell me

    What does "suppose" mean here?

    32)case number A-783, Johnson vs Harris

    Judge : Mr. Johnson, suppose you tell me what happened.
    Mr.Johnson : We were sitting on a bench...

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    Re: suppose you tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What does "suppose" mean here?

    32)case number A-783, Johnson vs Harris

    Judge : Mr. Johnson, suppose you tell me what happened.
    Mr.Johnson : We were sitting on a bench...
    Have a look here: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...tish/suppose_3

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    #3

    Re: suppose you tell me

    That's the general meaning, but I don't know how it fits here.

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    Re: suppose you tell me

    The judge means 'Why don't you tell me...?' or 'I suggest that you tell me...'

    It's a politer way of giving the instruction 'Tell me what happened.'

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    Re: suppose you tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    That's the general meaning, but I don't know how it fits here.
    Check the fourth definition here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/suppose

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    Re: suppose you tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's a politer way of giving the instruction 'Tell me what happened.'
    Is it also polite to say "You are supposed to tell me what happened"?

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    Re: suppose you tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it also polite to say "You are supposed to tell me what happened"?
    That would be unlikely in this context.

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