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    assume vs presume

    Whats the difference between assume and presume? I need some help to clarify the difference

    e.x I assume you are a lazy guy
    The house smells awful. I presume u never clean

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    Re: assume vs presume

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Whats the difference between assume and presume? I need some help to clarify the difference


    e.x I assume you are a lazy guy
    The house smells awful. I presume u never clean
    In some cases, both PRESUME and ASSUME mean 'thinking that something is true, although you do not have definite proof':
    Ex: I didn't see your car, so I assumed/presumed you'd gone out.

    In the following cases, only ASSUME is possible:
    a) assume control/responsibility/power/the role of...
    b) assume a manner/air/ expression ( formal )
    c) assume (= take on) great importance/ massive proportions.
    d) assume (= presuppose): the theory assumes that....

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