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    Default what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    im not sure if i ask the right qustion to express my thoughts .
    what's the the different betwen: (yes, sure) and (yes, indeed)

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by soha gera View Post
    im not sure if i ask the right qustion to express my thoughts .
    what's the the different betwen: (yes, sure) and (yes, indeed)
    Welcome to the Forum, soha gera.
    It depends on the context. If someone asked me if I wanted tickets to a concert, I might give either respnse. They are not, however, always interchangeable.

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Would you like a ticket to Mike's concert?
    Yes, indeed.


    I'm wondering, doesn't it sound a bit reserved, less enthusiastic, or more formal?

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Would you like a ticket to Mike's concert?
    Yes, indeed.


    I'm wondering, doesn't it sound a bit reserved, less enthusiastic, or more formal?
    "Yes, sure" would be way less enthusiastic.

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by soha gera View Post
    I'm not sure if I ask the right question to express my thoughts.
    What's the the difference between: (yes, sure) and (yes, indeed)?
    Bhai.

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    "Yes, sure" would be way less enthusiastic.
    Seriously? So assuming I use an enthusiastic tone with both of them 'yes, sure!' and 'yes, indeed!', the latter's still more positive, so to speak. I did not know that. Thanks!

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by soha gera View Post
    im not sure if i ask the right qustion to express my thoughts .
    what's the the different betwen: (yes, sure) and (yes, indeed)

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I think that some super strict American teachers (if there are any

    left) would prefer:

    Martha: I have an extra ticket to tonight's lecture on the

    difference between "indeed" and "sure." Would you like it?

    Tom: Wow!!! I surely [certainly] would, Martha!!!

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I think that some super strict American teachers (if there are any

    left) would prefer:

    Martha: I have an extra ticket to tonight's lecture on the

    difference between "indeed" and "sure." Would you like it?

    Tom: Wow!!! I surely [certainly] would, Martha!!!
    Just a warning: I think this would sound "natural" only if you're talking to Martha Stewart

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    Default Re: what's the different betwen sure and indeed

    Just my impression, but I think "sure" is a more American response, while "indeed" sounds more British.

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