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    I read this from a diary:

    She has taken to beseeching me to stop going over the Falls. What harm does it do? Says it makes her shudder. I wonder why. I have always done it-always liked the plunge, and the excitement, and the coolness. I supposed/suppose it was what the falls were for.

    Both words mean exactly the same in this case? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I read this from a diary:

    She has taken to beseeching me to stop going over the Falls. What harm does it do? Says it makes her shudder. I wonder why. I have always done it-always liked the plunge, and the excitement, and the coolness. I supposed/suppose it was what the falls were for.

    Both words mean exactly the same in this case? Please.
    Not exactly. supposed expresses past action, which means:
    you believed in the past.
    suppose expresses present action meaning: This is your present believe.

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    She has taken to beseeching me to stop going over the Falls. What harm does it do? Says it makes her shudder. I wonder why. I have always done it-always liked the plunge, and the excitement, and the coolness. I supposed/suppose it was what the falls were for.They have no other use that I can see.

    If 'supposed' only means the past action, why the next sentence uses the present tense? Please.

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    Which word was written in the diary, supposed or suppose?

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    supposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    She has taken to beseeching me to stop going over the Falls. What harm does it do? Says it makes her shudder. I wonder why. I have always done it-always liked the plunge, and the excitement, and the coolness. supposed/suppose it was what the falls were for.They have no other use that I can see.

    If 'supposed' only means the past action, why the next sentence uses the present tense? Please.
    You have not given the next sentence earlier. Here there is option, if you were believing in the past, then: I supposed, it was what the falls were for.
    If this is your present believe, then: I suppose, they have no other use that I can see.

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    What exactly does the writer mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    What exactly does the writer mean?
    "She's started begging me not to jump over the waterfalls. But what harm does it do? It makes her anxious - I don't know why! I've always done it. I've always enjoyed the coolness and excitement of plunging into the water. I guess that's what the falls were there for. I can't imagine any other use they'd have."

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