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20th January 2017

Suppose

We use this expression to introduce a question about a possibility, real or unlikely. It is like asking 'what if?' or 'imagine'
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Suppose you had a million dollars - what would you do?
I think I'd buy a house in the Bahamas.
Example 2
You took Jack's last sandwich? Suppose he finds out?
He won't. I'm not going to tell him.