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Difference between a surmise and an asumption? [#permalink]
18 May 2006, 11:08
I can't figure out what's the difference between a surmise and an assumption. Some books state that surmise is a statement explicitly stated in the passage whereas assumption is never stated and one has to read between lines to find an assumption.
Is the above-mentioned distinction between surmise and assumption correct, or am I missing something?
Thanks a lot! I recently saw a GMAT question that asked me to pick the best surmise and I opted for the option that had the premise! One more way ETS/GMAT stumps you as you need to understand the meaning of a surmise to get the correct answer!
By the way, can you let me know what's the difference between a presumption and an assumption?