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Difference between surely and certainly #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 13:35 pm   Difference between surely and certainly
 

Test No. incompl/elem-24 "Shopping", question 2

......... you must know what we need?

(a) Certainly
(b) Surely
(c) Definitely
(d) Absolutely

Test No. incompl/elem-24 "Shopping", answer 2

Surely you must know what we need?

Correct answer: (b) Surely

Your answer was: incorrect
Certainly you must know what we need?
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Difference between surely and certainly #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 19:47 pm   Difference between surely and certainly
 

In this context surely is when you believe that's what the other person wants/believes but certainly is to show that this is what you believe/want.

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