Assume vs. Presume

Assume = suppose to be the case WITHOUT PROOF

  • We can’t assume the suspects to be guilty.
  • I’m assuming everyone here has a pen to write with.

Presume = suppose something is the case on the BASIS OF PROBABILITY.

  • I presume they are not coming since they haven’t replied to the invitation.
  • I presume he is Dr Rajiv Zachariah, the cardiologist because there’s a stethoscope hanging around his neck.

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