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    it is my guess

    When you guess, for example, someone may have stolen your friend's money, can I say

    It's just my guess, but I suspect XX stole my money. However, don't jump into the conclusions. My guess can be wrong.

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    Re: it is my guess

    You can use that phrase, but it is usually used for casual times:

    It's just my guess, but I think that flower is a rose.

    Because you are talking about a serious or criminal act, there should be no "guesses". Try to back it up with some facts or observations.

    I suspect XX stole my money. Here's why I came to that conclusion: He was the only one in the room alone with my wallet. He showed Fred that he had a lot of money. etc.

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    Re: it is my guess

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    It's just my guess, but I suspect XX stole my money. However, don't jump into the conclusions. My guess can be wrong.
    "It's just my guess, but I suspect XX stole my money. However, don't jump to conclusions. My guess may/could be wrong."

    I would perhaps say, "It's just a guess, but I suspect XX stole my money. However, I shouldn't jump to conclusions. I could be wrong."

    In American English, we don't "jump into conclusions," but we do "jump to (any) conclusions."

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