I suppose so

This page is about the conversational phrase I suppose so


You can say this if you agree to something even though you don't really want to.

For example

  • "Can I go to the party, Dad?"
    "I suppose so. But you'd better be home by 10 o'clock, OK?"

  • "We have to invite Rupert, don't we?"
    "I suppose so, but I hope he doesn't come. He's such a horrible little man."

Also "I guess so" (more informal)

Quick Quiz

I said, "Are you going to work?" and Jill said, "I suppose so." She

a. isn't sure if she works

b. isn't going, but wants to

c. is going, but doesn't want to

Contributor: Matt Errey