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    Question certainly vs. of course

    Hi. “Certainly” vs. “of course”: is there any difference in the meaning of these two phrases in formal writing?

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    #2

    Re: certainly vs. of course

    What's the context?

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    #3

    Re: certainly vs. of course

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    What's the context?
    For instance:
    1. "Of course/Certainly, this procedure may be applied only if the requirements mentioned are fulfilled."
    2. This is true, of course/certainly, when one plans a survey based on high quality auxiliary information."

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    #4

    Re: certainly vs. of course

    Try,

    Of course, this procedure may be applied only if ...
    This is certainly true ...

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