What’s up with “allegedly,” “apparently,” and “supposedly”?
Hallo, und danke. (^-^*)/
So far, so good?
Lastly, if you hear that something is supposedly (believed or reputed to be the case) going to happen, it may or may not occur. ”Supposedly” is close in meaning to “purportedly.”
When we add supposedly to a sentence, it means we aren’t sure. For instance, if a fan site tweets that a singer is supposedly dating a certain TV personality, it isn’t official: it might just be gossip or speculation.