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    #1

    not as sure

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    A: This is too hard!
    B: I am not as sure.

    I would like to ask if I can use 'as sure' in the sentence instead of 'so sure.' I think 'as sure' could be OK when we take it as an elipsis to 'as sure as you.'

    Thanks.

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    Re: not as sure

    No, that doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: not as sure

    To me, it doesn't work. It would always have to be "I am not so sure"/"I'm not so sure" in that context.

    To use "as" for your intended meaning I would personally naturally say something like "I am not as sure as you are", or "I am not as sure as you seem to be". Probably the first of those two would work best for me in most situations like that.

    I think "I am not as sure as you" is fine, but I actually use that much less, I expect simply because of the region I grew up in.

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    #4

    Re: not as sure

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    I think 'as sure' could be OK when we take it as an elipsis to 'as sure as you.'
    It might work better in speech than in writing.

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