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    #1

    you’ll be certain to get the next one

    I think
    1.He is certain(sure) to do get the next one =>The speaker or writer is sure that such thing will happen.
    2.He is sure of getting the next one =>He(Subject) is sure that such thing will happen.
    Considering these, doesn't it have to be corrected to "you'll be sure of getting the next one", which is also confusing, I think this is ill-written. What do you think?

    25)“Why” questions can get you reasons, explanations and excuses. But they usually don’t come up with useful and helpful information. Don’t ask your kid why he is having trouble with his math. Ask him what he needs to do to perform better. There’s no need to ask an employee why he didn’t get a contract you were bidding for. Ask him how he can change so you’ll be certain to get the next one. Good communicators aren’t interested in the reason why something is going wrong. They want to find out how to do it right. The right questions will lead you in that direction, and finally solve the problems you are facing.

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    #2

    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    Maybe my question was too long, and I just want to know if the following works.

    He is certain to do get the next one = He is certain that he will get the next one

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    #3

    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    The original sentence is correct. And your understanding is correct. You could say "so you'll be certain that you will get the next one," but that is a lot of extra words compared to "so you'll be certain to get the next one."

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    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    Hello.
    I'd like to ask a question here.

    He is certain to get the next one = He is certain that he will get the next one
    Does the above really work?

    I thought "He is certain to get the next one." was equal to "It is certain that he will get the next one."

    Thank you.

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    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.
    I'd like to ask a question here.



    Does the above really work?

    I thought "He is certain to get the next one." was equal to "It is certain that he will get the next one."

    Thank you.
    I agree with you.

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    #6

    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    I don't see that there is any great difference in meaning either way. He is certain or it is certain.

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    #7

    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    In my view, "it is certain" means certainty exists, irrespective of his thoughts. Whereas, "he is certain" means that he, in himself, is certain. He may be deluded.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 27-Jun-2013 at 09:52.

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    #8

    Re: you’ll be certain to get the next one

    I've been focusing on who is the subject for "certain" or "sure" for various sentences.
    From all of your opinions, I'd like to summarize like this. If something is wrong, please let me know.

    1. He is certain to come - suject of certainty = "He"
    2. It is certain that he will come - suject of certainty = "writer" or "speaker" not "he"
    3. He is sure of coming - suject of certainty - "He", same as "He is sure that he will come"
    4. He is sure to come. - suject of certainty = "writer" or "speaker not "he"

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