Supposably vs Supposedly

I used the word “supposably” once or twice and was told, in no uncertain terms by a certain person, that it was not a word. I, therefore, conducted some research. Below is what I found.

“Supposably” is a word in the English language, but it is not commonly used. It means “as may be conceived or imagined; presumably.”

However, it is important to note that “supposably” and “supposedly” are often confused with each other. “Supposedly” means “according to what is generally believed or accepted”, while “supposably” means “capable of being supposed or imagined”. In most cases, “supposedly” is the correct word to use.

Here’s an example sentence using “supposably”:

Supposably, the new restaurant in town serves the best pizza, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

Here’s an example sentence using “supposedly”:

John is supposedly the best candidate for the job, but we need to conduct further interviews to make sure.

Any questions?


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