supposably, supposingly, supposively vs supposedly : Common Errors in English

About supposably, supposingly, supposively vs supposedly

“Supposedly” is the standard form. “Supposably” can be used only whenthe meaning is “capable of being supposed,” and then only in the US.You won’t get into trouble if you stick with “supposedly."

supposedly Meaning(s)

  • (r) believed or reputed to be the case

supposedly in News

  1. Have you heard the news: NRV athletes busy lately

    Editors are said to have mellowed the as the newspaper business has matured, or supposedly that’s the so-called anecdotal evidence. Proof on this is sketchy although I have to say I haven’t been threatened with permanent residence in a bread line, had cigarette ashes flicked on my shoe, or been cussed out lately. But admittedly, [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Roanoke Times

  2. Five Questions Heading into the U.S. Open at Merion

    It's finally here: the U.S. Open, the second major, golf's supposedly toughest test of the year, and it's back at Merion, the place where Ben Hogan hit the most famous 1-iron of all time and where Lee Trevino once outdueled Jack.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. No one's picking up in North Korea day after talks with South break down

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A day after snubbing Seoul by offering to send a junior official to hold the first supposedly high-level talks between the two Koreas in six years, North Korea appeared to be refusing to pick up a phone line it re-established just last Friday. The unpredictable North had called for talks between the two countries in order to try to reopen a money-spinning joint industrial park ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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