anything but certain - anything but sure?

carat

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Can I say these in English?
I'm anything but certain/sure whether she's alive.
I'm anything but certain/sure whether she's still alive.
I'm anything but certain/sure whether she's still living.
 

emsr2d2

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Both "anything but certain" and "anything but sure" could be used in response to a relevant question such as "Are you certain/sure she's still alive?" Both "alive" and "still alive" are OK but "still living" is unnatural.
 
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