April 27, 2015 - Word of the Day
Use the word "sure" when talking about truth, certainty, or knowledge:
- Are you sure? (Do you know that is true?)
- I'm not sure if this will work. (I don't know.)
- We're sure about this. (We are confident in our knowledge.)
- He's not sure if he can go with us. (He might have other plans.)
- You can be sure about this. Trust me. (I'm telling you the truth.)
- I'm sure I can answer your question. (I have a lot of knowledge about this subject.)
You can also use the word "sure" as a type of intensifier similar to a word like "really."
- That sure is fun. (That's really fun.)
- He sure is smart. (He's really smart.)
- We sure do appreciate your help! (We really appreciate it!)
- Oh, for sure! (Definitely!)
The word "surely" is used as an adverb
- Surely, you must be joking. (But you probably aren't.)
- She surely knows a lot about Mayan culture. (Her knowledge is impressive.)
- Those curtains surely do make a difference in this room. (The curtains look very nice.)
She's very sure of herself.
(She's confident in her abilities.)
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