"presumedly" and "presumably

Pierce111

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Is the meaninig of "presumedly" the same as the meaninig of "presumably"?
 

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I was astonished to learn that presumedly is an actual word.

Where did you encounter it?

I've never heard or read it before in my life, and don't intend to start now.



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I was astonished to learn that presumedly is an actual word.

Where did you encounter it?

I've never heard or read it before in my life, and don't intend to start now.



Rover

What Rover said.
 

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I was in the same boat as bhai and Rover till I checked the dictionaries. The thirteen citations in the COCA suggest that it is used with the same meaning as 'presumably'. I recommend that you don't use it. Many native speakers will believe you have made a mistake.
 

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Ok. Sorry for this trouble. I thought that this is a commonly used word.
 
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Ok. Sorry for this trouble. I thought that this is a commonly used word.
Don't apologise. It was a legitimate question to ask - and some of us have learnt of the existence of word we hadn't heard of.
 

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Don't apologise. It was a legitimate question to ask - and some of us have learnt of the existence of word we hadn't heard of.

Add me to that list.
 

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And me.

The Fraze.It website quotes only four examples of 'presumedly', but over 9,000 for 'presumably'.

I recommend that you bookmark fraze.it for examples of single words used in a variety of contexts (and its other useful features).

Rover
 
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