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adverb of course pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used for sayingyesvery definitely, in answer to a question
    ‘Do you know what I mean?’ ‘Of course.’
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    1. a.
      used for giving someone permission in a polite way
      ‘May I come in?’ ‘Of course you may.’
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    2. b.
      used for agreeing or disagreeing with someone
      ‘I’m sure everything’s going to be OK.’ ‘Of course it is.’
      ‘They won’t mind if we’re a bit late.’ ‘Of course they will.’
  2. 2
    used for saying something that you think someone probably already knows or will not be surprised about
    I will, of course, make sure you’re all kept fully informed.
    He found out in the end, of course.



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