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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    use of sure and really

    what is the difference between?
    1) i really am happy &
    i am really happy

    2)i sure am &
    i am
    ??
    please explain

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    #2

    Re: use of sure and really

    Quote Originally Posted by irosezi View Post
    what is the difference between?
    1) i really am happy &
    i am really happy

    2)i sure am &
    i am
    ??
    please explain
    Hello I am not a teacher,

    But I think you cannot write : I sure am, the right sentence is 'I am sure...' and 'I am really happy'.

    Please, write the entire phrase.

    See you soon on the forum.

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    #3

    Re: use of sure and really

    1 - I sure am the right person for the position. (emphasises the person, me)
    I am sure the position will be mine. (emphasises the fact, not me)

    2 - really (same as 1)


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    #4

    Re: use of sure and really

    Quote Originally Posted by irosezi View Post
    what is the difference between?
    1) i really am happy &
    i am really happy

    2)i sure am &
    i am
    ??
    please explain
    (NOT a teacher) I really am happy. = Truthfully, I am happy; I am really happy = I am happy to a great degree.

  3. Newbie
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    #5

    Re: use of sure and really

    thanks everyone for replying. i got it :)

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    #6

    Re: use of sure and really

    Quote Originally Posted by irosezi View Post
    what is the difference between?
    1) i really am happy &
    'I am really happy'
    I really am happy is a phrase that you might use to say that you are genuinely happy, while 'I am really happy' describes that you are very happy.

    2)i sure am &
    i am
    ??
    please explain
    Both mean the same thing but using 'sure' makes the statement more emphatic (determined).

    HTH

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    #7

    Re: use of sure and really

    Hello ugly face, (I'm joking with you),

    I am a learner but I would like to know if the style above, is very used in English, it sems to me so pedantic, but I'm not tacher or English.

    Give me your opinion about the that.

    Thanks.

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    #8

    Re: use of sure and really

    Quote Originally Posted by irosezi View Post
    what is the difference between?
    1) i really am happy & Could be in answer to a question by a mother/friend who asks "Are you happy with him/her?" The mother/friend might have had doubt about the feelings of the other person.
    i am really happy This could be an answer to a similar question, such as "How are you feeling?"

    2)i sure am & this is just more emphatic than the plain "I am"
    i am
    ??
    please explain

    I am not a teacher, but remember, that "I" in english is always capitalized.

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