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Usage of 'anticipate, predict and guess.

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Usage of 'anticipate, predict and guess.

  1. 1. Usage of ‘Anticipate, Guess andUsage of ‘Anticipate, Guess andPredict.’Predict.’Compiled and voiced byCompiled and voiced byNageswar Rao. ANageswar Rao. AEnglish Teacher.English Teacher.
  2. 2. We use both “anticipate” and “predict” when talking about what weWe use both “anticipate” and “predict” when talking about what weor another person think will happen in the future. The difference isor another person think will happen in the future. The difference isthat we use “anticipate” when the event will happen in the nearthat we use “anticipate” when the event will happen in the nearfuture or at a specific time. We usually use “predict” when thefuture or at a specific time. We usually use “predict” when theevent will happen further in the future or when we don’t know theevent will happen further in the future or when we don’t know thespecific time.specific time.In addition, when we use “anticipate”, it sounds like we have someIn addition, when we use “anticipate”, it sounds like we have someinformation that allows us to guess what will happen. When we useinformation that allows us to guess what will happen. When we use““predict”, we may or may not have some information which helpspredict”, we may or may not have some information which helpsus to guess what will happen. Generally, it sounds like it’s simplyus to guess what will happen. Generally, it sounds like it’s simplythe person’s opinion about what will happen.the person’s opinion about what will happen.Guess; imply attempting to form an opinion as to the probable. ToGuess; imply attempting to form an opinion as to the probable. Toguess is to risk an opinion regarding something one does not knowguess is to risk an opinion regarding something one does not knowabout, or, by chance, to arrive at the correct answer to a question:about, or, by chance, to arrive at the correct answer to a question:to guess the outcome of a game.to guess the outcome of a game.
  3. 3. WeWe anticipateanticipate at least 50 people will come to the party, so we’dat least 50 people will come to the party, so we’dbetter make sure we have enough food for everyone.better make sure we have enough food for everyone.The weather forecaster said theyThe weather forecaster said they anticipateanticipate that the storm will hitthat the storm will hitour city at about 9:00 p.m. tonight.our city at about 9:00 p.m. tonight.OurOur anticipatedanticipated arrival time is 8.30.arrival time is 8.30.II predictpredict that people will live on the moon within 100 years.that people will live on the moon within 100 years.Everyone in high schoolEveryone in high school predictedpredicted that Rajesh would become anthat Rajesh would become anIAS one day, and they were right.IAS one day, and they were right.The trialThe trial predictedpredicted to last for years.to last for years.We can onlyWe can only guessguess at her reasons for leaving.at her reasons for leaving.I wouldI would guessguess that she’s about 30.that she’s about 30.
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