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    "make sure" and "be sure"

    How to use those two phrases?
    what are the differences between them?

    Is "be sure that" correct?

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    Re: "make sure" and "be sure"

    Both are used for

    - exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    - finding out if something is true or checking that something has been done
    - doing something so that you can be certain of the result

    Make sure
    - Did you lock the front door? I think so, but I'd better make sure.
    - I wanted to make sure you were all right.
    - I'll walk you home, just to make sure no one bothers you

    Be sure
    - How can you be sure that all students understood the lesson?
    - Be sure to lock the doors

    I hope I helped you

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