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let's say | let's suppose

This page is about the conversational phrase let's say | let's suppose

Meaning

You can say this when considering what might happen if something occurs.

For example

  • "Let's say it rains during the wedding. What'll we do then?"
    "I guess we'll have to wait until it stops."

  • "Let's suppose nothing's done to stop climate change. What'll happen?"
    "Sea levels will rise and the weather will go crazy, I'd imagine."

Note:
Also "What if...?"

Quick Quiz

Which is closest in meaning to "let's say" or "let's suppose"?

a. let's talk

b. let's imagine

c. let's understand

Contributor: Matt Errey