English version

I don’t suppose (that)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI don’t suppose (that)I don’t suppose (that)a) used to ask a question in an indirect way, especially if you think the answer will be ‘no’ I don’t suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you? b) ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingPOLITEused to ask for something in a very polite way I don’t suppose you’d give me a lift to the station? c) PROBABLY#used to say that you think it is unlikely something will happen I don’t suppose I’ll ever see her again. suppose
Examples from the Corpus
I don’t suppose (that)I don't suppose the painting will ever be worth a thousand dollars.I don't suppose you'd be willing to go get the napkins?I don't suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you?
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