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    #1

    Smile assume/presume

    We tend to assume/presume that boys are better at science than girls, but it's not necessarily true.


    I suspect that both assume and presume work with the above utterance, but are they identical symantically? Thanks.


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    Re: assume/presume

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    We tend to assume/presume that boys are better at science than girls, but it's not necessarily true.


    I suspect that both assume and presume work with the above utterance, but are they identical symantically? Thanks.
    Angli,
    Both mean "To believe something to be true without actual proof" I suppose there are differences in definitions, but very little I think.
    By the way Angli...there was that "utterance" again!

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    Smile Re: assume/presume

    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    Angli,
    Both mean "To believe something to be true without actual proof" I suppose there are differences in definitions, but very little I think.
    By the way Angli...there was that "utterance" again!
    Thanks, moggy.
    What did you mean by the last utterance in your post?

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    #4

    Re: assume/presume

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    We tend to assume/presume that boys are better at science than girls, but it's not necessarily true.


    I suspect that both assume and presume work with the above utterance, but are they identical symantically? Thanks.
    hi angli,

    your english is really very good but "utterance" is a very weird word ...

    why not simply use "sentence" or "idea"?

    don't u think it would sound better?

    regards


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    Re: assume/presume

    Hi again...I just remember someone commenting on your use of the word...it's just that it so seldom heard these days I guess.

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