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# Expression of

## degree of certainty and

uncertainty
What is certainty and uncertainty?
• Certainty is the state of being completely confident or having no

## • Uncertainty is when nothing ever decided or sure

Expressing certainty

• Are you certain that ........? • Yes, I’m certain
• Are you certain about .... ?
• Yes, I’m sure
• Are you sure that .........?
• Are you quite sure that .........? • Yes, I’m quite sure
• Are you quite sure about ........? • I have no doubt about it
• There’s no doubt in your mind, right? • Definitely/ certainly
• Definitely?
• Positive?
• Really?
Expression of certainty:
Statement
• He is absolutely coming tomorrow
• Obviously/Surely/Absolutely Anna is in love with Rian

• REMEMBER!!!
• To be + Adverbs of certainty + verb
• Adverb of certainty + subject
Question
A Case: Your sister tells you that she knows how to make a
a. Are you sure that you can make a fried chicken? (Yes, I’m sure)
b. Are you really certain that you can make a fired chicken?
c. Do you think that you can make a fried chicken?
Second Case: Your friend tells you that Linda will get merried on
Saturday this week
Expression of possibility
• I think it is going to rain
• I expect Linda will not come to class today
• It’s quite possible/probable ........
• It’s quite likely ...........
• Maybe/ perhaps.......
• I assume .....
• I predict ......
Responses of uncertainty
• (sorry), I’m not (really) sure that .....
• I’m in two minds about ....
• I can’t decide ....
• I’m not at all certain about ...
• I doubt that ....
• I doubt
• A case : Your friend ask you to go to the cinema with her today and
says: Do you want to go to the cinema with me today?
• Response: I doubt that I can go to the cinema with you
Expression of impossibility
• I don’t think ....
• I don’t expect ....
• It’s impossible ....
• Probably not!
• Impossible!
• No way!
• There’s no way!
• Surely not
• I can’t.....
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