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    #1

    No one is sure yet.

    Hi!
    I read the following script in a TOEIC book:

    "24. Do you have any idea who might run for the new committee member?
    (A) No one is sure yet.
    (B) It meets once a month.
    (C) The safety committee.

    (Answer: A)"
    ((Pagoda TOEIC 1000 questions, LC, p. 202))

    Which is the correct interpretation of of A?
    #1. No one is sure who might run for the new committee member.
    #2. No one is sure to run for the new committee member.

    I think you, native speakers, NEVER say "No one is sure." to express 'No one is sure to do sth.'
    When you say "No one is sure.", it ALWAYS means 'No one knows for sure.'

    What do you think?
    Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: No one is sure yet.

    I'm not sure about your 'NEVER' statement. But in this case, it means #1. "No one is sure who might run for the new committee member."

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