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Assume or presume what is the difference

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travellingwilbury Tue 09-Sep-08 08:25:33

I have often wondered (I know I need to get out more ) what the difference is between these two . Can anyone help please ?

FAQ Tue 09-Sep-08 08:26:19

I don't know - but I try not to assume anything as it makes an ass out of you and me wink

beansmum Tue 09-Sep-08 08:32:34

look here

travellingwilbury Tue 09-Sep-08 08:53:43

Thank you

Clear as mud
Perfectly understood now hmm

beansmum Tue 09-Sep-08 09:33:59

I think you can use either, people will know what you mean. But 'presume' suggests that there is some evidence for your supposition, 'assume' does not.

travellingwilbury Tue 09-Sep-08 09:59:44

Thank you that is clearer
I have had a look back and read it through again as well .

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