Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
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?
HBS: Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems : Growing income inequality, poor or declining educational systems, unequal access to affordable health care and the fear of continuing economic distress...