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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Whether You Imply or Infer

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Away from the desk and all things computer for the moment. So, I’m going to keep things going with scheduled blogs dealing with the language we use as writers. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t reply to any comments for the time being, but I’m having a very well-earned (I think so, anyway) rest from work for a couple of weeks.

Whether You Imply or Infer 

imply: to suggest, to express or state indirectly.  ‘When you imply that I came by this article less than honestly, you call me “thief”.’   

infer: to establish by deduction, to conclude by reasoning. ‘I infer from your overblown protestations that you are indeed guilty.’

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