sure

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃʊər/, /ˈʃɔːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃʊr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shŏŏr, shûr)


Inflections of 'sure' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
surer
adj comparative
surest
adj superlative
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sure

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. (it's) a sure thing
  2. I'm sure of it!
  3. are you sure about [that, this]?
  4. you can be sure that
  5. are you sure that you [have, finished, did]
  6. are you sure you know what you're doing?
  7. you [can't, can never] be too sure (about these things)
  8. can never be [100%, completely] sure
  9. [I am, I'm] sure he will [come, finish, help]
  10. yes, I am [pretty, quite] sure
  11. am [absolutely, fairly, completely] sure
  12. OK, I was just making sure
  13. am not (exactly) sure why
  14. (and then) sure enough he
  15. be sure to [check, finish, clock out]
  16. make sure and [check, read, visit]
  17. (yes,) for sure!
  18. sure thing!
  19. sure you are!
adv
  1. sure!
  2. sure, why not!
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