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From: "Robert Burns" <>
Subject: Re: Language Precision (was Re: Need Birth/Death reference 1940
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 22:47:27 +0100
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No O think infer is the correct response here. The following is from
1.. To conclude from evidence or premises.
2.. To reason from circumstance; surmise: We can infer that his motive in
publishing the diary was less than honourable.
3.. To lead to as a consequence or conclusion: "Socrates argued that a
statue inferred the existence of a sculptor" (Academy).
4.. To hint; imply.
Imply : -
1.. To involve by logical necessity; entail: Life implies growth and
2.. To express or indicate indirectly: His tone implied disapproval. See
Synonyms at suggest. See Usage Note at infer.
3.. Obsolete. To entangle.
"Peter Goodey" <> wrote in message
> "Robert Burns" <> wrote in
>> Going back to Roy's post just because someone as a poor command of
>> English does that make their research invalid as you would seem to
> Should that be "imply"?
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