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What’s the subject for the verb suppose?

Now, yer mum an’ dad were as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head boy an’ girl at Hogwarts in their day! Suppose the myst’ry is why You-Know-Who never tried to get ‘em on his side before. . . probably knew they were too close ter Dumbledore ter want anythin’ ter do with the Dark Side.

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Related: Is it acceptable to begin a declarative sentence with “Am”? and the questions linked from there. –  RegDwigнt Nov 8 '12 at 11:23
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The subject of "suppose" is "I". It's been elided from the sentence. This is quite common in informal speaking and even in writing. "Hope this helps" = "I hope this helps".

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Yes, while reading Harry Potter, I've gotta try to find out what the subject of this verb many times. Especially in Hagird's words, i can hardly find them. –  Listenever Nov 15 '12 at 23:41
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