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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
James is on trial now for stealing comic books, but he will be _________ innocent until proven guilty.

Don't presume that you know me! We've just met!

I assumed the police at least asked them some questions about the murder.

After he got out of jail, Mr. E. presumed a new identity.

The police told the criminal to presume the position.

The woman thought Sly the Snake was being very presumptuous, thinking he would come to her place for a drink!

Josh assumed the position of Chief Brain Surgeon quickly and did a good job.

Thomas the Turtle had an unassuming smile when he saw the beautiful new turtle at work.

"Let's __________ you won the lottery. What would you do with the money?"

"Based on these terrible quiz results, I __________ you will have to watch the lesson again, right?"

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131 Comments on “Assume or Presume?”

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thank u ^^

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    1000000 thanks

    Sunday, January 6th 2013

could you please,please…give me tips/ways to write a letter?what are the important things?

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    please write as soon as posible,thanks

    Sunday, December 30th 2012

that was good ,but i still mix up in them

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Thank you so much teacher James.
I have a question about “proven” I tried to get the meaning from Dictionaries but I couldn’t.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    Hi, jalalsfs. “Proven” is the past participle of the verb “to prove”. It means to confirm that something is truth based on arguments or evidences.
    Greetings from Brazil :)

    Tuesday, January 1st 2013

hi I like your way of teaching it’s great but if you add interactif courses it would be better since we need to practice our english with native speakers.Thank you.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

It proved to be really difficult to know the difference between those two, I scored only 80 out of 100. Anyway, this has been very interesting and and quite unusual way of explaining the matter. Thanks a lot for it!

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Based on previous lessons I presume ,James is good Teacher…

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    I like your example :)

    Monday, March 27th 2017

Thank you for this lesson. This side is great!!! But can you help me??? If I say I guess or I assume, it´s all the same or is there a difference??

Sunday, December 30th 2012

I disagree with the third question. Usually the police ask about murders, criminals and so on. And I don’t need any evidence to suppose such questions, because this way of things seems obvious.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Like the sun that comes up every morning.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

James is a great teacher!!!!!

Sunday, December 30th 2012

James you rock!!!! Really enjoy your videos, they have helped me tremendously.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Nice lesson James. Surprisingly I never care about presume and assume but after this lesson I assume that I will use them in more more efficient manner :-) By the way your presumption in the last question is correct and many of us surely revise it again. Thank You :))

Monday, December 31st 2012

I’ve learnt something new. TQ!!!

Monday, December 31st 2012

Actually I never cared about the word presume any way I’ve learned something new today . thanks a lot James . forgot to say I got 70 of 100 possible .

Monday, December 31st 2012

Happy New Year, James and EngVid.
You are doing great job!
Best regards!

Monday, December 31st 2012

Well Done James, I am assuming that you and your colloquies at Engvid.com will have a very happy New Year !!!! It was very helpful lesson, Thank-you.

Monday, December 31st 2012

Not too bad!!! Thank you James, nice lesson.

Monday, December 31st 2012


Monday, December 31st 2012

I got Only the last One incorrect.
that was just your presumption;but I got the rest of correct.
I didn’t assume it !!!!
thanks for this lesson

Monday, December 31st 2012

happy new year,nice lesson,thanks

Monday, December 31st 2012

Hi Mr.james .I thank you all so much , wish it find here center has teachers like you here in iraq

Monday, December 31st 2012

Thanku you Rani. You are a great teacher. Your way of teaching is so good. Please upload videos on tenses.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Wonderful lesson, I’ve got 9 out of 10 on the quiz, so I presume that James is great teacher.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013


Tuesday, January 1st 2013

useful lesson. I liked the sentence in the quiz that says James is on trial now FOR STEALING COMIC BOOKS. LOL

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Expect or Suspect or Anticipate

That is similar topic compare to this lesson.

Would you make some footage about those worlds? Please.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

My first lesson in this new year. I assume my good student personality again.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

2. Don’t presume that you know me! We’ve just met!

If I want to impart some knowledge, I will use Assume else if I want chide you, I will use Presume.

3. I assumed the police at least asked them some questions about the murder.

If I want to say something about experiences about the police, I will use Presume.

8. Thomas the Turtle had an unassuming smile when he saw the beautiful new turtle at work.

You said: unassuming = normal
Really? Have you got an normal smile if you see the beautiful woman?

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

    Hi F70,
    These are very pertinent and insightful comments, man. I assume that you are a competent speaker of English. However, your remark about question 8 in the quiz was a bit philosophical. I think we can behave unassumingly(normally) even when we are in the presence of a beautiful woman

    Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Loved the lesson. Loved it even more when I saw native speakers making mistakes! Best wishes!

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

great lesson as always.thank you james for every single word you teach us, i assume you’ll add more videos to enrich this beautiful collection.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

thank you very much teacher

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I assume that I need to lear English,And presume that I don’t know.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

thanks for a great lesson, James. It has helped me to understand the difference between assume and presume

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

I have two questions false. Assume and presume have the same meaning than the french verbs assumer, présumer (If I understood this lesson and my dictionaries)
I don’t know how think a native English speaker but I think theses two verbs are ambiguous :
In my language I must take care before to use assumer or présumer!
please Jame would you tell me if native Engish speakers have the same problem than me ?
Thank you very much and happy new year to all Engvid teachers !

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

assume and presume are intersting words,I haven’t herd them so I have some problems when I have to say assume in a sentence.I have some hesitations when I think what I have to say..assume or presume? ;)

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Hi, first of all happy new year. I watched the video which i found really interesting but something is bothering me. You “presumed” that in France people are “presumed guilty” but it’s wrong. It’s written in the declaration of human right of 1791. And the most troubling is that it isn’t even say to be true in the american constitution. here is the proof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence.
I read the 5,6,9 articles of the american constitution like it is say in the wiki article and i didn’t found any proof. So i conclude that it is an “assumption” made by american people that they are “presumed” innocent and if you take into consideration the patriot act you can be “presumed guilty” that’s scary -_-, (http://www.examiner.com/article/un-patriotic-act-presumes-you-re-guilty-until-proven-innocent)
So have a nice day and thanks for the video they are really helping me to improve my English.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Fantastic lesson! You rock!

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

I love it the QUIZ I assumed 90 % .. My ” assumed” it is correctly ?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Based on 10 of 10 I presumed that you , Jason, assumed right it was a good lesson for me!


Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Thank u so much dor this great lesson

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

hi guys
I am Amal> I am arebain girl> I wanna improve my englisg so can any one help me by chatting please add me on my skype Amo0ol707
Thank u so much

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

thank you James the lesson was thankfull

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

o00o0oo0h it was really hard lesson :D

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thank you very much!
I presume most of us will recommend our mates to use this site:)

Friday, January 4th 2013

why don’t engvid teach mathematic

Friday, January 4th 2013

Awsome lesson, very clear explained it, I like it very much…thnaks a lot James

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thank you James, it was a very useful lesson.

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Thanks for this marvelous lesson,James

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Could you tell me the difference lack, lock, look, luck in pronunciation

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Hello) Thx for you lesson) I will take exame Ielts in april) but i don`t know english very good, maybe you can advice me how learn english faster? Thx, and maybe you have time calling me in skype thx) my skype mangoo757

Monday, January 7th 2013

thank u

Monday, January 7th 2013

I presumed that you are amazing teacher

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

ohh thank uh xoh much sir… engvid had helped me to be less conscious when Im speaking english,, I m still starting to learn it ang it was of a graet help that I found your site ;)

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Thank you for this interesting lesson :)

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Actually we use presume more in the uridical terminology. Some facts are presumed and you don’t need to prove them in the court ,but everything is according the law , what si presumed and what is not.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Hi, James!
Can u please make a lesson on “predominant” vs “dominant”?
One more thing; is it make or do a lesson?
Thanks a million!

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Hallo James!Thanks for all the lessons.Please,to you talk slowly.

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

God it is tricky! I have quite deep curiosity in words and expressions as English is my second language,here I have tried to master the correct meanings of these two quite tricky words.I still feel a bit wobbly about them,but with frequent repetitions I hope I`ll learn it properly.And a big thank you teacher…

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

thanks teacher james!
about the last question of the quiz,you can say it again!
it was really nice :-)

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

thanks for these kind of precious lessons. I wonder that what are the differences between “persist” and “insist” ? I am looking forward to watching about it? because I haven’t come up with this issue for a long time. thankss.

Thursday, January 10th 2013

kool & interesting

Saturday, January 12th 2013

Hello! James.The problem with the retelling of English texts in English. How to memorize English words, that they are not forgotten.? I am Russian. I am 30 th / Thank you!

Saturday, January 12th 2013

that’s awesome, presuming i got 10 out of 10 in the quiz ;)

Monday, January 14th 2013

james u r the best and best

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Excellent lesson, I did have a great time listening to it.
I presume I will use correctly these two verbs now, thanks :)

Thursday, January 17th 2013

This guy is AWESOME!!!

I assume I got a ace at this quiz. :)

Friday, January 18th 2013

Thank you James! You are a great teacher :)

Saturday, January 19th 2013

Gosh i got 50% out of 100%

Thank a lot James studies with you it was really fun.!

Monday, January 21st 2013

I got 100% out of 100%. good teacher lol

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thanks James.
I’m not ready for this level yet…I understood it.

Monday, January 28th 2013

Hi.james.im really like it ur teaching in engvid.thankz u=)

Friday, February 1st 2013

I Presume i could use these terms in my usual interactions with my colleagues…. It is always fun to learn new things with you James.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Thank you James for the excellent explanation!

Friday, February 8th 2013

I had to watch it 2 times but I understood it! Thank you so much, James =)

Monday, February 11th 2013

This needs practice

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

by the way I got 70%

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

james thank u and i realy understand from u all your lesson but i need explanation different between because and cause

Thursday, February 14th 2013

I like the lesson!

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thank you James. I got 70 out of 100.


Monday, February 18th 2013

i got 5 out of 10 but at first i assumed that i have mastered this lesson
this is my skype ID : coldfiredz1
Add me guys and let’s practice our english together !!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Thanks a lot )) So now I’m thinking about difference between Assume and… SUPPOSE… ))

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

James you are best teacher please tell me how i can improve? when i can understand these lession properly? i got 5/10. could you give me some work for practice please.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

you are amazing and amazing and woooooow dunno how to thank you plz dont leave us and keep this website i like the quiz its v imp…i like u all…dina ,,egypt

Sunday, February 24th 2013

hi! thank you for your helping. i am looking for a english course. do you have any idea? i live in new york. do you have english course?

Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks James. it very helpful

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Thank you for all your lessons!

Saturday, March 9th 2013

10 out of 10. Not bad. Based on this result, I presume my knowledge of English is getting better.

Thursday, March 14th 2013

I presume you are right!

Saturday, March 23rd 2013

I scored 7 out of 10

Saturday, March 23rd 2013

My score was 9/10… I assume It’s good for me, but I presume that it isn’t good to my severe teacher!

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Hi James
As you told,I do not assume that I understand it thoroughly. However base on my quiz result,I could presume it.
Best Regards

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Hmm, I presume this lesson was one of the most difficult lessons on EngVid for me.
Anyhow, I hope I was able to manage it successfully only because of you.
What’s more I do want to believe that there is not difference or more precisely It makes not a big difference between (the) words as guess, suppose versus presume, assume.

Saturday, July 13th 2013

    there is no difference*

    Saturday, July 13th 2013

Thanks James. I presume I am going to be fluent speaker if I keep watching your fruitful lessons.

Thursday, August 1st 2013

Hello, James. Nice Job. I presume you’re an excellent teacher!

Thursday, October 10th 2013

i presume you are the best teacher on the way you convey your knowledge.
thanks much Mr E

Thursday, October 24th 2013

I had this presumption of you being a good teacher when i saw you., Dear James, Hats off. You really do well. Keep up.

Saturday, October 26th 2013

difficult and confused but good lesson for knowledge, I got 50%.

Sunday, January 12th 2014

I got 90 % !
Thanks James.

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

You a great teacher . Thanks

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Could you please perform a lesson which tells the differences and tips about time descriptions ; occasionally, sometimes, rarely…ect…

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

dear Mr. James.James , can you please make a lesson on how to make really good story that would help me pass an exam . may you please answer my comment.

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Thans many times!

Monday, July 21st 2014

In the second time I got 100 %. Thanks James.

Friday, August 8th 2014

great lesson…thanks again…

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Is it better to use “presume you have a computer” at the end of this video?

Monday, December 1st 2014

you are so nice, thanks for your nice lessons!

Thursday, May 14th 2015

Thank you James.

Friday, May 22nd 2015

50% correct。。。terrible 。。。too similar of them

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

to whom want to practice English feel free to contact me via skype as englishongoing regards

Monday, June 15th 2015

yuo’re right james, this was a terrible quiz :(. and thank you for the explanation :)

Sunday, June 28th 2015

I really like your lessons:)

Thursday, February 11th 2016

I got 5 out of 10. The last question got me so bad. I presume I need to watch the video again.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

the two words of assume and presume confuse me for a long time , in my ordinary life and work , i often could not differeciate the usage of the two words, today’s lesson is useful for me even though i am still a little confused.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

thank you very much. very useful !

Friday, December 16th 2016

I assume this lesson as better as I presume about my honest way to learn English, though not always I can presume to be successful in this way but I assume my responsibility to get it in the future. You may be in a doubtful situation sometimes but it’s sure you will be happier working out it, it’s my case. Thanks a lot, teacher James, I think you can build a tongue-twister with these two words.

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Hi James, I would like to ask you two questions.
1. Is it really true that you are presumed guilty in French legal system?
2. Could you also say “I presume you have a computer”? (I won’t be able to watch your videos without computer though). Thanks for next valuable lesson. (P.S. my nickname in English should be pronounced “voyte”;) Take care.

Friday, May 12th 2017

Thanks, for this video.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

You got 8 correct out of 10.

thanks a lot.

Thursday, June 7th 2018

I presume you are a very kind teacher Mr. James. Thank you very much for a good lesson!

Monday, June 25th 2018


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Tuesday, September 25th 2018

    Hi! Thank you for commenting. This is an opportunity to practice your English, so please don’t make one-word comments!

    Here’s a cat gif.

    A cat noses a gecko curiously.

    Wednesday, September 26th 2018

hi , thanks for the useful video .I whacted and did the exam :))

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

i got 8 out of ten

Wednesday, February 6th 2019

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