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    Default be sure to vs surely

    If you work hard you are sure to succeed (NOT you will surely succeed).

    why cant we use 'you will surely succeed' ?

    thank you in advance for your helps.
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Sep-2013 at 03:54.

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    Default Re: be sure to vs surely

    Who said you can't? You can! I think "you will surely" is a little more towards the BrE side, while "you are sure to" is more common in AmE. But both would be easily understood on both sides of the pond.

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    Default Re: be sure to vs surely

    Mind you, though both are grammatical, they are both false.

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    Default Re: be sure to vs surely

    Quote Originally Posted by ketcapov View Post
    If you work hard you are sure to succeed (NOT 'you will surely succeed').

    Why can't we use 'you will surely succeed'? (Don't leave a space before a question mark.)

    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Welcome to the forums, ketcapov. Please note my amendments to your post.

    Who told you you can't use 'you will surely succeed'?

    Rover

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    Default Re: be sure to vs surely

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, ketcapov. Please note my amendments to your post.

    Who told you you can't use 'you will surely succeed'?

    Rover
    Thank you. I will be careful after that.

    I saw here: surely - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

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    Default Re: be sure to vs surely

    Quote Originally Posted by ketcapov View Post
    Definition #3 is fine, but it is contradicted by the innaccurate note below.

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