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It’s Supposedly, Not Supposably

Posted by languageandgrammar on December 12, 2008

What does supposably mean? Is it supposed to mean in a supposed way? How about able to be supposed? No, I don’t suppose; those don’t make sense. In reality, supposably is a non-word that is mistakenly used for the correct word supposedly.


She supposedly went shopping for a new saxophone, but I think I saw her having dinner with my husband!


This supposedly comes with a one-year guarantee, but I didn’t find any paperwork in the box.


Sherry

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