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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Reference Lists
Common Adverbs of Certainty

 
 

surely

Surely he knows his name!

certainly

I certainly do know my name!

probably

The plane will probably arrive on time.

obviously

The sun is shining. It's obviously going to be a warm day.

clearly

You failed the test. Clearly, you haven't been studying.

perhaps

My computer isn't working. Perhaps there is something wrong with the hard drive.

maybe

I'm not feeling well. Maybe it's time to go to the doctor. What do you think?

 
 

 

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