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    Question "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. we ring each other most evenings."

    Hello all,
    What does 'suppose' mean here? Does the writer have doubt on Sandra as her/his best friend?
    "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. we ring each other most evenings."

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    Re: "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. we ring each other most evenings."

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello all,
    What does 'suppose' mean here? Does the writer have doubts on about Sandra as being her/his best friend?
    "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. We ring each other most evenings."
    It suggests to me that the writer might not necessarily have considered Sandar to be his/her best friend until someone perhaps asked him/her. Perhaps the concept of "best friend" isn't one that's particularly important to the writer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. we ring each other most evenings."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It suggests to me that the writer might not necessarily have considered Sandar to be his/her best friend until someone perhaps asked him/her. Perhaps the concept of "best friend" isn't one that's particularly important to the writer.
    Thanks.
    Does '2 a : to believe (something) to be true' work here?
    http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/suppose
    Last edited by nininaz; 09-Jan-2017 at 17:57.

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    Re: "I suppose Sandar is my best friend. we ring each other most evenings."

    I agree with ems's response. It's the sort of thing I might say. At my advanced age, I don't particularly think of any one of my close circle of friends as my 'best friend'. It is often important for a child to have a 'best friend' and so, if a child asked me who my best friend was, rather than saying I didn't have one, I might give your first sentence as a response.

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