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I would like to know if it is possible to say "I was supposing..." or does it always have to be "I supposed..."? The example for what I am thinking of would be the following sentence:

When we talked last Monday, I was supposing I would have a lot of free time this week to prepare the documents. However, I turned out to be quite busy.

or

Last week I was supposing, I'd meet you in the office one of these days. I didn't know you went on holiday.

Are these possible?

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    Hi Ariane! Welcome to EL&L. They are possible, but we would normally use either "assuming" or "expecting", rather than "supposing". Apr 22 at 14:04
  • What @OldBrixtonian said. Except that in practice, I bet on average far more people would actually say When we talked last Monday I thought I would have a lot of free time... It strikes me as something of an "affectation" to say ...I was thinking... unless you have a good reason steering the conversational "focus" towards that point in past time (which is unlikely, since you're probably about to continue by saying something about what you think now, not wittering on about why you thought differently in the past). Apr 22 at 16:10
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"Supposed" is much better than "was supposing".

This might be better still:

When we talked last Monday, I thought I would have a lot of free time this week to prepare the documents. However, I turned out to be quite busy.

You could say "was supposing", or "was thinking" if the thought was interrupted at the time:

When we talked last Monday, I was thinking I would have a lot of free time this week to prepare the documents. Then I realized I would be quite busy.

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