- vt. 假设；假定；认为；想；应该；让(虚拟语气)
- vi. 推测
- vt. 料想,猜想,以为 accept as true or probable; imagine; assume
- vt. 假定,假设 pretend that (sth) is true; take (sth) as a fact
- vt. 作为建议来考虑 consider as a proposal
- vt. 须以…为条件 require (sth) as a condition
express a supposition;
"Let us say that he did not tell the truth"
"Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
expect, believe, or suppose;
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"
"I thought to find her in a bad state"
"he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"
"I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand;
"I presuppose that you have done your work"
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition;
"This step presupposes two prior ones"
- Suppose you have a thousand dollars, what will you do with it.
- Let us suppose another planet with conditions similar to those on the earth.
- Some religions suppose that there is a Heaven physically above the earth.
- I suppose we shall be having some sort of celebration for the bride.
- You are not suppose to stay home during the weekend.
- Suppose we dine together.
- I suppose he would be about fifty when he obtained a doctorate.
- You are only supposing this on hearsay, you have no proof.
- Many scientists hold the theory that supposes the existence of life in outer space.
- Every effect supposes a cause.
- An invention supposes an inventor.
- Purpose supposes foresight.
- His plan supposes a universal desire for peace.
- I suppose we'll have lunch at Beijing Hotel.
- As she's not here,I suppose she must have gone home.
- Come to think of it,I suppose that is my fault.
- What makes you suppose that I'm against it?
- I hadn't supposed that I should get the first prize.
- I had always supposed that you and Mrs. Rose would make a match of it.
- Suppose you won a thousand pounds, what would you do with it?
- Suppose we hadn't helped him, what would have happened?
- Suppose your teacher saw you do that, what would he say?
- “Daddy, can I watch TV?”“Suppose you did your homework first?”
- Suppose they didn't believe it, how should we convince them?
- I haven't got a tablecloth.Suppose we use a sheet.
- Suppose you organize it, and I'll be the teacher.
- Suppose we plant tea shrubs on these hills.
- Suppose we set out at seven. What do you say?
- I don't suppose (that) anyone will object to my absence.
- I don't suppose (that) I shall be back until eight o'clock.
- I don't suppose I'll trouble you again.
- I don't suppose we need to worry.
- I don't suppose it's the rush hour yet.
- I don't suppose you're serious, are you?
- I don't suppose anyone will volunteer, will they?
- What do you suppose that dance is?
- It is supposed that many lives have been lost in the train crash.
- All her neighbours supposed her to be an actress.
- I should suppose him to be about fifty.
- I supposed you both at school this morning.
- I never supposed him a hero.
- They supposed him dead.
- I haven't seen it myself, but it's supposed to be a very good film.
- Sing up, fellows, this is supposed to be a celebration, not a funeral!
- His wound was at first supposed to be fatal and it was announced that he could not live.
- They were supposed to be here an hour ago.
- Sam is commonly supposed (to be) foolish.
- Business was not as good as it was supposed to be.
- There is supposed to be a train at 2：00.
- At the present moment he is supposed to be in town.
- Every pupil is supposed to be in his classroom at 9 a.m.
- He is supposed to be at work at the moment.
- They suppose the box to contain books.
- You are supposed to report it to the police as soon as possible.
- Who is supposed to look after Jack?
- Am I supposed to clean all the rooms or just this one?
- Your're supposed to pay the bill by Friday.
- Is the machine supposed to be installed here?
- This law is supposed to help the poor.
- You slide your coin into the machine here, and that is supposed to start it working.
- This coat was supposed to keep rain out, but the water has soaked through.
- She was supposed to have already left for home.
- No one was supposed to walk on the grass.
- You are not supposed to smoke on the bus.
- He supposed himself doing the best thing.
- “Will he come?” “I suppose so.”
- “Has he arrived?”“I suppose so.”
- “I suppose you'll be going to the movie?”“No,I don't suppose so.”
- “Is Linda coming?”“I suppose not.”
- You don't mind my smoking,I suppose?
- That, she supposes, was the way they divided labor.
- suppose a second flood 假定有第二次洪水
- suppose a willingness 意味着愿意
- suppose an inventer 假定有位发明家
- suppose case 假定案例
- suppose commonly 一般地想象
- suppose easily 容易地想象到
- suppose falsely 错误地认为
- suppose generally 一般地猜想
- suppose hopefully 抱有幻想地认为
- suppose naturally 自然会认为
- suppose reasonably 理所当然地认为
- suppose unsuspectingly 毫无疑问地设想
We come short of our suppose so far, That..yet Troy walls stand.出自：Troilus Cressida , Shakespeare
As we are going..suppose we..call upon him?出自： T. Hardy
My objectionsssupposing I have anyswouldn't give you a sleepless night.出自： W. E. Norris
- suppose的基本意思是指在证据不全、情况未确定时所作的猜想。可指缺乏确切的事实但可根据一些现象来推测; 也可指提出合乎逻辑推理的假设来论证某事; 还可指委婉地提出建议。
- suppose是及物动词,可接名词、代词或that/wh-从句(可用于虚拟式)作宾语。还可接以“(to be+) n./adj. / prep. -phrase”或动词不定式、现在分词充当补足语的复合宾语。suppose搭用to be构成的复合宾语,如用于被动结构, to be有时可以省去。
- suppose作“作为建议来考虑”解时,常用于祈使句,用以提出建议,可译为“…如何〔怎么样〕?”。与“what if”用法相似,动词一般用现在时或过去时。用过去时时,所提建议听起来不十分肯定。
- 在构成反意疑问句时,如果陈述部分是主从复合句, suppose用作主句谓语动词,则疑问部分应同从句的主谓语一致。
- 为避免重复, suppose后可用so/not来替代前面的句子或句子成分。
I suppose (that) he is about forty.
Suppose he is absent, what shall we do?
Suppose you come to my house tomorrow morning, and I will show you all my books.
- suppose, assume, presume
- suppose, guess, imagine
- imagine指没有事实根据,仅凭主观想象进行猜想; guess指未经认真思索而进行猜想,有时指不着边际地瞎猜; suppose指依据某些事实进行探索性的推测。例如:
- I guess you've already known the answer.我想你已经知道答案了。
- I suppose he is late again.我想他又迟到了。
误 I supposed to have left my book in the library.
正 I supposed that I have left my book in the library.
析 suppose后不能直接跟动词不定式。“You won't be here tomorrow, will you?”“I suppose not.”
析 答句全句意为I don't suppose I will be here tomorrow,故应如正句所译。
- ☆ 15世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古法语的supposer，意为假设；最初源自古典拉丁语的supponere： sub(向下）+ponere(放），意为放在下面。