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    Please tell me about this phrase

    "I suppose so" where it is used and what does it mean?


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    Re: Please tell me about this phrase

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    ◊In responding to a question, the phrase I suppose (so) is used as a way of agreeing or saying “yes” when you are not certain or not very excited or interested.
    ▪ “The pink one is prettier, isn't it?” “I suppose.”
    ▪ “Do you want to come along?” “I suppose so.”

    ◊The phrase I suppose not is used as an informal way of agreeing with a negative statement or of saying “no.”
    ▪ “That wasn't a very smart thing to do, was it?” “I suppose not.”

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