I suppose• It was a relief, I suppose.• "The kids will love it, don't you think?" "I suppose."• Having a burglaralarm makes you feel safer, I suppose.• It is I suppose an ordinarywillow.• In the beginning he would always win and then one day, inevitably I suppose, I beat him.• I have been on at Desmond about it, as a matter of fact, which I suppose is what she wanted.• There was no reply when I phoned - I suppose she's still at work.• "Is Bill coming too?" "I suppose so."• "Will the children be disappointed?" "Yes, I suppose so."• And they say, Well, yes, I suppose so.• Uncle's gone doolally again. I suppose that's what happens when you get old.• I suppose that they'll do some sightseeing while they're here.• I suppose we can pay by creditcard but we'd better check first.• It starts, I suppose, with my first meeting Steve and ends some months later with another chanceencounter.
I don’t suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you?
b)ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingPOLITEused to ask for something in a very polite way 〔用于很礼貌地提出要求〕
I don’t suppose you’d give me a lift to the station?
c)PROBABLY#used to say that you think it is unlikely something will happen 我以为不会〔用于表示某事不大可能发生〕
I don’t suppose I’ll ever see her again.
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I don’t suppose (that)• I don't suppose the painting will ever be worth a thousand dollars.• I don't suppose you'd be willing to go get the napkins?• I don't suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you?
3do you suppose (that) ... ?ASK A QUESTIONused to ask someone their opinion about something, although you know that it is unlikely that they have any more information about the situation than you do 你认为…吗？〔用于征询意见,虽然知道对方不大可能掌握更多的信息〕
Do you suppose this is the exact spot?
who/what/why etc do you suppose ... ?
Who on earth do you suppose could have done this?
How do you suppose he got here?
4what’s that supposed to mean?ANGRYused when you are annoyed by what someone has just said 这是什么意思？〔用于表示对某人刚说的话感到生气〕
‘It sounds like things aren’t going too well for you lately.’ ‘What’s that supposed to mean?’
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what’s that supposed to mean?• "It sounds like things aren't going too well for you lately." "What's that supposed to mean?"
5suppose/supposing (that)IMAGINEused when talking about a possible condition or situation, and then imagining the result 假设,假定〔用于谈论可能发生的情况,并设想结果〕
Look, suppose you lost your job tomorrow, what would you do?
7THINK SO/NOT BE SUREto think that something is probably true, based on what you know 认为，料想，猜想，假定SYN presume
There were many more deaths than was first supposed.
What makes you suppose we’re going to sell the house?
There’s no reason to suppose (=it is unlikely that) he’s lying.
Do not say ‘be suppose to do something’. Use be supposed to 不要说 ‘be suppose to do something’. 而要用be supposed to
You’re supposed to take your shoes off.
He’s supposed to be very clever.
In more formal English, you can say it is supposed that something is true:
It is usually supposed that girls are less aggressive than boys.
8formalEXPECT to expect that something will happen or be true, and to base your plans on it 假定，预期；以…为条件
The company’s plan supposes a steady increase in orders.
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suppose• "What is this?" "It's one of Beethoven's violinsonatas, I suppose."• They are looking for clues, I suppose.• Upon my word, it looks as if my time today has not been so idly wasted as you suppose.• Walking round the pond, I suppose.• His government has lasted longer than his enemiessupposed.• The role of Churchill in the development of full employmentpolicy is greater than has generally been supposed.• There are many reasons to suppose that Shakespeare was familiar with the stories of medieval Italy.• We have no reason to suppose that the girl is dead.• I would have supposed that the question in Reg. v. Lawrence was whether appropriation necessarily involved an absence of consent.• Or suppose that your husband gave you a cheque for £15,000; wouldn't that be worth a hug?• He was supposed to be a temporarycandidate in 1992, he said, to enable Perot to get on the ballot.• How were they supposed to live?
ADVERB | VERB + SUPPOSE | PHRASESADVERB➤mistakenly, wrongly誤以為；錯誤地認為➤commonly, generally通常／一般認為◇We commonly suppose that space and time are continuous. 我們通常認為空間和時間是連續的。◇This combination of qualities is generally supposed to be extremely rare. 這些特性集於一身，一般來說是極其罕見的。VERB + SUPPOSE➤be plausible to, be reasonable to有理由認為◇It's reasonable to suppose that people go into this business in search of fame. 有理由認為人們進入這一行是為了出名。➤be absurd to, be a mistake to, be naive to, be unreasonable to認為⋯的想法荒謬／錯誤／天真／有悖情理PHRASES➤reason to suppose sth認為⋯的原因◇There is no reason to suppose she's lying. 沒理由認為她在撒謊。
suppose verb ⇨suppose (I suppose so)⇨say3 (Let's suppose you are married.)suppose
suppose ♦︎ assume ♦︎ guess ♦︎ suspect ♦︎ imagine ♦︎ expect ♦︎ presume ♦︎ take it ♦︎ I dare sayThese words all mean to say or think that sth is true or possible, based on the information you have.这些词均表示根据所知信息认为、推断、假定。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆to suppose / assume / guess / suspect / imagine / expect / presume / take it / dare say that...◆to be supposed / assumed / suspected / imagined / presumed to be sth◆Let's / Let us suppose / assume / imagine / presume / take it...◆can only suppose / assume / imagine / presume / take it (that)...◆to reasonably suppose / assume / suspect / presume◆to rightly suppose / assume / suspect◆to be widely supposed / assumed / suspected / presumed◆to be commonly / generally supposed / assumed / imagined / presumed◆always supposing / assuming / presuming that...◆I suppose / assume / guess / suspect / imagine / expect / presume so.■suppose [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses不用于进行时) to think or believe that sth is true or possible, based on the information you have（根据所知信息）认为，推断，料想◆Getting a visa isn't as easy as you might suppose. 办签证可不像你想的那么容易。◆Prices will go up, I suppose. 我觉得物价将会上涨。◆I suppose you think that's funny! 我想你会认为这很有趣！◆Why do you suppose he resigned? 你凭什么推断他辞职了呢？◆I don't suppose for a minute that he'll agree(= I'm sure that he won't). 我认为他绝不会同意。ⓘ Suppose is also used to make a statement, request or suggestion less direct or less strong. * suppose也用于比较间接或婉转地表明立场、提出请求或建议◆I could take you in the car, I suppose(= but I don't really want to). 要不你坐我的车吧。◆'Can I borrow the car?' 'I suppose so(= Yes, but I'm not very happy about it).' “我能借这辆车吗？”“应该可以吧。”◆Suppose we take a later train? 也许我们可以坐晚一点的火车？■assumeəˈsjuːm; NAmEəˈsuːm [transitive] to think or accept that sth is true but without having any proof假定；假设；认为◆Let's assume for a moment that the plan succeeds. 咱们可以暂时假设该计划成功。◆I think we can safely assume that this situation will continue. 我觉得我们可以有把握地认为这种状态将会持续下去。◆It's generally assumed that stress is caused by too much work. 普遍认为紧张是工作过重所致。◆Don't always assume the worst(= think that the worst thing will happen). 别总往最坏处想。 see also assumption ⇨ speculation■guess [transitive] (usually used in the form I guess通常用于I guess形式) (especially NAmE, spoken) to suppose that sth is true or likely想；认为◆I guess I'm just lucky. 我认为我只是幸运而已。◆He didn't see me, I guess. 我想他没看见我。ⓘ I guess so is used to agree to a statement, invitation or request, but in a way that shows you are hesitating about it. * I guess so用于表示同意某种说法、接受邀请或请求，但表现出有些犹豫◆'Can I have another cookie?' 'I guess so, but that's the last one.' “我能再吃块曲奇饼吗？”“行吧，不过这是最后一块。”■suspect [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses不用于进行时) to have an idea that sth is probably true or likely to happen, especially sth bad, but without having any definite proof疑有，觉得（尤指坏事可能属实或发生）◆If you suspect a gas leak, call the emergency services immediately. 假如你怀疑有煤气泄漏，马上给应急服务机构打电话。◆As I suspected all along, he was not a real policeman. 他不是真警察，我一直就觉得他不像。 see also suspicion ⇨ doubtnoun2, suspicion ⇨ idea2■imagine [transitive] to think that sth is probably true; to believe sth that is not true料想；认为；胡乱猜想；猜测◆'Will we still be allowed in?' 'I imagine so.' “我们还能进去吗？”“我想可以吧。”◆I don't imagine he'll get here now, do you? 我认为他现在不会到这里来，你说呢？◆He's always imagining that we're talking about him behind his back. 他总是胡乱猜想我们在背后说他的闲话。■expect [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses不用于进行时) (especially BrE, spoken) to think that sth is probably true猜想；料想；认为◆'Will Bill be there?' 'I expect so.' “比尔会去那里吗？”“我想会吧。”◆'Are you going out tonight?' 'I don't expect so.' “你今晚出去吗？”“我想不会吧。”◆I expect he'll be late, as usual. 我想他会像往常一样迟到。■presumeprɪˈzjuːm; NAmEprɪˈzuːm [transitive] (formal) to suppose that sth is true, although you have no proof假设；假定◆I presumed that he understood the rules. 我还以为他明白这些规则。◆Little is known of the youngest son; it is presumed that he died young. 人们对那个最小的儿子所知甚少，据推测他已经夭折。ⓘ Presume is more formal than assume. It is often used when you are not interested enough in sth to find out if it is really true or not. * presume比assume正式，常用于对事情是否属实不怎么感兴趣的场合◆'Is he still abroad?' 'I presume so(= but I don't actually know and I don't really care either).' “他还在国外吗？”“我想是吧。” see also presume ⇨ say3, presumably ⇨ probably, presumption ⇨ speculation■ˈtake it
(took, taken) (ratherinformal) to suppose that sth is true假设；假定；设想；以为◆I take it you won't be coming to the party. 我想你不会来参加聚会吧。ⓘ Take it is always followed by a that clause, even if the word that is actually left out. * take it后面总是接that从句，即便that已被省略。■I dare say ( I daresay)
(especially BrE, spoken) used when you think that sth is probably true我想；很可能；大概◆I dare say he'll cope. 我想他能处理得了。ⓘ I dare say is always followed by a that clause, even if the word that is actually left out. * I dare say后面总是接that从句，即便that已被省略。