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    Default "Please confirm the originality of your work."

    When asked "please sign the sheet and confirm the originality of your work", what am I supposed to do?
    (This is a part of reading practice, so actually there is NO sheet.)

    My guess is:
    The sheet (if exists) shows a statement such as "this is my original work" and has the signature space.
    If you sign there, it means you assure the reader that the work is original.

    My questions are:
    1. Is my guess correct?
    2. Can I use "verify" instead of "confirm" in the case above?

    Thank you again for your kind support!

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    Default Re: "Please confirm the originality of your work."

    Quote Originally Posted by hiroff View Post
    When asked "please sign the sheet and confirm the originality of your work", what am I supposed to do?
    (This is a part of reading practice, so actually there is NO sheet.)

    My guess is:
    The sheet (if exists) shows a statement such as "this is my original work" and has the signature space.
    If you sign there, it means you assure the reader that the work is original.

    My questions are:
    1. Is my guess correct?
    2. Can I use "verify" instead of "confirm" in the case above?

    Thank you again for your kind support!
    1. Probably. If the sheet exists, yes, that's what it means.
    2. No, you can't change 'confirm' to 'verify'. What would be the point anyway? If they want you to confirm something, you confirm it.
    To me, your signature stating that it is your work is not verification that it is your work. Verification requires some sort of proof, or evidence.

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    Default Re: "Please confirm the originality of your work."

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. Probably. If the sheet exists, yes, that's what it means.
    2. No, you can't change 'confirm' to 'verify'. What would be the point anyway? If they want you to confirm something, you confirm it.
    To me, your signature stating that it is your work is not verification that it is your work. Verification requires some sort of proof, or evidence.
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    Thank you Raymott for your quick and clear response. I thought verify and confirm have similar meanings so that I wanted to see if they are interchangeable in the sentence above. I guess not, then. I appreciate your clarification on the difference between these two words.

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