Imply / Infer

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Read the statements below and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Imply is a verb that means to convey meaning subtley or indirectly.

Infer is a verb that means to reach a conclusion as the result of an experience or circumstance.

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  1. Porter's reddened face (implies, infers) that he is embarrassed by his mistake.
  2. Your answer:

  3. That he is scratching his head (implies, infers) either he is worried or he has lice.
  4. Your answer:

  5. I suppose we should (imply, infer) from his silence that he has nothing to say on the subject.
  6. Your answer:

  7. The sound of laughter coming from the audience certainly must (imply, infer) that the show is funny.
  8. Your answer:

  9. Having (implied, inferred) that the movie director was in a good mood, the actress asked for another delay in the filming.
  10. Your answer:

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