Wednesday, December 1, 2010
All of a sudden last week, one asks: ''What's the difference between imply and infer?''
These words are often confused, but there is a key distinction.
Imply - to suggest
Ex. When the mayor refused to rule out more taxes, he implied more taxes are possible.
Infer - to draw a conclusion
Ex. Jack inferred from his boss' loud tone that he was angry.
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