- 无疑地; 确定地 without doubt; definitely
- definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely');
"the results are surely encouraging"
"she certainly is a hard worker"
"it's going to be a good day for sure"
"they are coming, for certain"
"they thought he had been killed sure enough"
"he'll win sure as shooting"
"they sure smell good"
"sure he'll come"
- You are certainly a talented artist.
- I'll certainly be most discreet in my conversation.
- He'll certainly die if you do not send for a doctor right now.
I certainly did not like the place.
We certainly mustn't forget that.
I will certainly see you into the train.
I must certainly introduce him to you.
The team will certainly lose if he doesn't play.
He will certainly die if you don't call a doctor.
You certainly know whether what you are doing is right or wrong.
She certainly thought that this doctor was overestimating her case.
I certainly do not know whether he will come.
He certainly did not steal it: he's not that kind of person.
Something was certainly wrong with him.
You are certainly in the right.
Certainly,I parked outside your door.
Certainly they must know the probable result of such speeches.
I will not consent certainly.
He will come certainly.
“Will you lend me your toothbrush?”“Certainly not!”
“Do you mind if I sit here?”“Certainly not!”
- certainly在句中的位置,如果有助动词(be, do, have等),一般放于助动词之后。如果表示否定,一般放于助动词之前。也可位于句首或句末,表示强调。
- certainly作“当然”解是非正式用语,多见于口语; 作“必定”解是正式用语,口语和书面语均可使用。
- certainly, surely
2.certainly用于“的确知道真实情况”的场合; surely用于有一种强烈的愿望和信任感的场合。例如:She is late, but certainly she will come.她迟到了,但一定会来。
- Both of them played football better this time than they had done before, cer- tainly,Dick played splendidly.
- 他们俩这次比以往都踢得好,不用说, 迪克也踢得出色。
- Surely that's a detective?
- certainly, for certain, of course
这组词(组)都有“确实地,一定地,当然地”的意思。其区别是：certainly可位于句首或句末,表示强调,有时位于动词前,修饰全句,表示确有把握,深信不疑; of course通常用于表示自然的或不可避免的结果; for certain指确有把握,经常用于否定句中。例如:
- She certainly thought that this doctor was overestimating her case.
- You could of course have criticized him, but,instead,you cried him down rudely.
- 你批评他当然是可以的,可你却粗暴 地把他贬低。
- I can't say for certain when he will arrive.
- absolutely definitely doubtless naturally of course surely undoubtedly unquestionably without question
- certainly:certainly adv. 的确, (口语)当然, 行…