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Ways of saying you are sure

surely

adverb

without any doubt

undoubtedly

adverb

used for saying that something is certainly true or is accepted by everyone

correct me if I’m wrong

used when you are fairly sure that you are right, especially as a way of politely disagreeing with someone

beyond/without a shadow of a doubt

used for saying that you are completely certain of something

know for a fact (that)

used for emphasizing that you are sure something is true

put money on something

used for emphasizing that you are completely certain that something will happen

no doubt/question but that

used for emphasizing that something is certain

in my humble opinion

used for expressing your opinion about something, especially when you are sure that you are right

can

modal verb

used for saying that you feel sure something is not possible or true

have

verb

used for showing that you are certain that something happens or is true, or for showing that you hope very much that it happens or is true

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