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Suppose I do?

What would the consequences be if I did (whatever the other person just mentioned)? Implies that the speaker either believes they are right to do something, or else they are suspicious of the other person questioning them about it. A: "Your team isn't actually going to present that plan to the board, are you?" B: "Suppose we do? It may be a little unconventional, but they'll see that we are right." A: "So, what, you're going to just hop on a plane to Europe and show up on her front door?" B: "Suppose I do? I've always wanted to go to Europe, and at least then I'll know for sure how she feels."
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Supposing I do?

What would the consequences be if I did (whatever you just mentioned)? Implies that the speaker either believes they are right to do something, or else they are suspicious of the other person questioning them about it. A: "Your team isn't actually going to present that plan to the board, are you?" B: "Supposing we do? It may be a little unconventional, but they'll see that we are right." A: "So, what, you're going to just hop on a plane to Europe and show up on her front door?" B: "Supposing I do? I've always wanted to go to Europe, and at least then I'll know for sure how she feels."
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Suppose I don't?

What would the consequences be if I did not do (whatever you just mentioned)? Implies that the speaker either believes they are right not to do something, or else they are suspicious of the other person questioning them about it. A: "I'm warning you for the last time to take that money to the bank and deposit it!" B: "And suppose I don't? What exactly are you going to—report me to police?" A: "We need to report those earnings so we can pay taxes on them later." B: "Suppose we don't, though? Would anyone ever find out about it?"
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Supposing I don't?

What would the consequences be if I did not do (whatever you just mentioned)? Implies that the speaker either believes they are right not to do something, or else they are suspicious of the other person questioning them about it. A: "I'm warning you for the last time to take that money to the bank and deposit it!" B: "And supposing I don't? What exactly are you going to—report me to police?" A: "We need to report those earnings so we can pay taxes on them later." B: "Supposing we don't, though? Would anyone ever find out about it?"
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Suppose I do?

 and Supposing I do?
Inf. And what does it matter if I do? What are you going to do about it? Alice: Do you really think it's right to do something like that? Sue: Suppose I do? Fred: Are you going to drive up into the mountains as you said you would? Sally: Supposing I do? Fred: I'm just asking.
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Suppose I don't?

 and Supposing I don't?
Inf. And what will happen if I don't? (Said as a sort of threat. Not usually with question intonation.) Bill: You'd better get yourself over to the main office. Tom: Suppose I don't? Father: You simply must do better in school. Tom: Supposing I don't? Father: Your clothing and personal belongings will be placed on the curb for the garbage pickup, and we will have the locks changed. Next question.
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