Assume and As Soon

How many times have you heard these two mixed up? A lot of people use assume instead of as soon. In reality, this is a totally different phrase that needs to be used appropriately.

Which would you use?

I’d assume eat cardboard than go to another of those boring meetings.

I’d as soon eat cardboard than go to another of those boring meetings.

If you chose the second one, congratulations! If you chose the first one, we need to talk.

Assume means you are making an assumption or educated guess. And, everyone knows the old saying about assume, right? When you assume you make an ass out of u and me. Eeek! Early chat speak!

The correct way to use assume is the following sentence.

I assume that you will be bringing snacks to the meeting.

Anyway, using the words as soon is like using rather.

I’d rather die than go through that again.

I’d as soon die before I go through that again.

Get it? :)

Thanks to Joy for suggesting this word mix up.