## Assumption and implication

assuming that …

an assumption that …

to take for granted

If we assume that …

If, for the sake of argument, we assume

based on the assumption that …

the assumptions that underpin …

This assumption is supported by …

… may support the assumption that …

This is presumably due to …

…, presumably because of …

We may surmise that …

If …, then …

If this is the case, then …

It follows that if …, then …

this implies that …

By implication, …

The implication is that …

the implications of …

… may have a number of important implications for …

… has widespread implications

This can be expressed by or as the following implicational statement: