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    #1

    Cool sure

    Hello!

    Does the phrase "it's not sure" exist?

    Thank you
    W

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    #2

    Re: sure

    I would say "It's not certain" but you may hear that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Does the phrase "it's not sure" exist?

    Thank you
    W
    French learners of English tend to say that a lot, probably because of "ce n'est pas sur". I would suggest "it's not certain" and "I'm not sure".

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    Cool Re: sure

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    French learners of English tend to say that a lot, probably because of "ce n'est pas sur". I would suggest "it's not certain" and "I'm not sure".

    What about "it's not for sure?"

    Thank you
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    #5

    Re: sure

    What about "it's not for sure?"
    I can't think of any occasion when I would need to say that.

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    #6

    Re: sure

    Slangy American, yes.

    Look, it's not for sure yet, but I think we're going to be able to get Bono as our guest speaker.

    Who got the new job?
    I don't know for sure, but I heard it was going to be Margaret.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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