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What’s up with “assume” and “presume”?

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The difference between assume and presume is subtle but important.image

HERE ARE SOME MORE EXAMPLES:

  • If you go to take the SAT without #2 pencils, snacks, a calculator, or water because you assume that the testing center will provide them, you’ll have a bad time. (You would be foolish to assume such a thing when even the school you attend every day doesn’t provide them for free.)
  • If you go on a blind date without bringing your wallet because you assume that the other person (whom you’ve never met) will pay for dinner, you will probably have an awkward moment when the check arrives.

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