let's say | let's suppose

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


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."

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