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nautes20

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Hi, :-D

I don't know the exact reason why this sentence is ungrammatical...

: You cannot suppose how tired I was.

With best wishes...:)
 

nautes20

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Thanks for your answer...
But I want to know why 'suppose' is unsuitable.

Thanks again...:-D
 

David L.

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What meaning of 'suppose' do you believe would fit here?

'You cannot suppose I had a late night just because I yawned' is possible, because the person is assuming something with very little evidence.

"I suppose he could be too tired to drive anymore. I've seen him yawning a lot" - again, something is being assumed from just a little evidence.

The meaning of your sentence seems to be, 'you can't imagine just how exhausted I was' - 'you can't imagine' is a stock phrase:
"You can't imagine just how embarrassed I was."
 
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