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  1. Shahram Hakimi

    Unhappy English Expression

    Dear sir or madame,
    I would like to know the exact meaning of the expression ''thebenefit of the doubt''.
    Thank you

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    English Teacher
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    Re: English Expression

    When you are not sure whether someone is guilty or not of something and you give them the benefit of the doubt, you assume that they are not guilty, even though there is a suggestion that this might not be the case.

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