每天学个英语知识点 Imply and Infer 推测、猜想

Imply and Infer 推测、猜想

Hello, I am confused by the two words imply and infer. Could you tell me how to use them appropriately? Thanks a lot.

Jing

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The verbs to imply and to infer are often confused and not just by learners of English.

Native speakers can have problems with these two verbs as well.

One is something a speaker does and the other is something a listener does.

They are also used in situations where speaking isn’t involved.

This example about Loch Ness Monster 尼斯湖怪兽 hunting comes from the BBC:

Does this imply or infer there is something under the water?

A violent commotion of the water, mostly, and they say they couldn’t really see a beast in the water but they infer the beast was there because there was a large commotion.

All this and more in the programme!

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