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    #1

    sure

    Please, dear teachers and friends,

    could you shed a light on this?

    I am confused about how to use "sure" and "for sure" as an answer. Could you please show some examples?

    Is this your car?
    Sure.

    Is that your car or Mike's?
    It's mine for sure.


    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: sure

    For is used when you connect:
    It's mine for sure.
    It's mine sure.
    You will sometime hear 'for sure' used as a short answer too:
    Are you going there tonight?
    (For) sure.

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    Smile Re: sure

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    For is used when you connect:
    You will sometime hear 'for sure' used as a short answer too:
    Are you going there tonight?
    (For) sure.
    I thought "for sure" could not be an answer itself, but "sure" could.

    so, are they always ainterchangeable? If not, could you show an example?

    Many thanks


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    Re: sure

    In some parts of the USA they are used to replying the "How are you doing today?" greeting with a loud and short "Sure!".
    not a teacher.

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