Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, commonly confused words, grammar, imply/infer, Quiz
|Which is correct?
In your speech to stockholders, were you _______ that fourth quarter earnings will depend on foreign markets?
To imply means to say something but not really spell it out. To infer means to draw a conclusion from something, such as a vague statement.
If you are saying something, you are implying it. If you are concluding something, you are inferring it.