Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Certain"

The meaning of "Certain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does know/say for certain mean?
A: Say something with confidence. You know you're 100% right and there is no way you are wrong.
Q: What does certain mean?
A: It has two meanings:
When it goes before a noun:
A certain man
A certain cat
A certain religion prohibits this.
It means “SPECIFIC”
when you want to refer to a specific item/person/animal

Certain after the noun
Are you certain?
Is that boy certain?
I am certain that he did it.
Certain means “sure”
Knowing 100%
People usually use “sure” instead
Q: What does certain mean?
A: it means you are sure that something is going to happen.
Example: I'm certain that she is going to sleep.
Q: What does I'm fairly certain that... mean?
A: All great...it also means there is a slight possibility I am wrong. Or it also leaves a little wiggle room for descent.
Q: What does "certain" in 394 mean?
A: In this case 'certain' means particular or specific; not all young people, but particular individuals.

Example sentences using "Certain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with certain.
A: "I'm certain."
"He wasn't certain."
"There's nothing certain."
"I'm certain something wrong."
"I'm certainly not going to let you get away with that."
Q: Please show me example sentences with certain.
A: “I am certain I locked the door before I left.”

“Certain students need a little more help and attention in class.”

Q: Please show me example sentences with for certain.
A: A: “The store ran out of apples”
B: “Are you certain?”

A: “can you help me with my homework?”
B: “yes, certainly!”

“There are certain things that you should not say.”
(This meaning of “certain” is different than before)
Q: Please show me example sentences with certain and certainly.
A: "Only certain people can become doctors." "You can certainly leave with your friend."
Q: Please show me example sentences with certain.
A: 1. I'm certain she'll go to school tomorrow. 2. It's certain that he'll be there. 3. I'm certain that everything will be okay. 4. I feel certain of it. 5. He was certain he got the answer right. 6. They choose certain people for difficult jobs. 7. It takes a certain kind of person to fall in love with. 8. You need a certain kind of oil for most recipes.

Synonyms of "Certain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between certain and particular and specific ?
A: I don’t know if there’s a rule because they’re all so similar! What I will say is, specific implies greater exclusion, particular a little less and certain even less. If you were talking about a group of people in front of you you might say “That particular group of people”. If you were trying to point them out you could say “That specific group of people.” If you were talking about a random group of people you could say “A certain group of people”. You can interchange them most of the time and there are only very slight differences between all of them. Hope this helps!
Q: What is the difference between certain and particular ?
A:
Yeah, they both make sense and have similar meanings. In the way your using the two words they can both be used.
Although in my opinion, I prefer the second one! ^^
Q: What is the difference between for certain and for sure ?
A: @Yukiyuki1 meaning is the same but for sure is more commonly used whereas certain is less used in spoken language
Q: What is the difference between certain and sure ?
A: certain has two meanings.
1. sure
2. specific
so I'm guessing you are talking about the first meaning of certain.

I think there's not much difference. Certain is just used in more formal conversations while sure sounds very informal.

and one more difference which I think but not SURE of is:
When asking a question- "are you sure?" it sounds natural to use 'sure' but very very unnatural to use 'certain'
Q: What is the difference between not certain and uncertain ?
A: I don't want say it's true 100% of the time. But generally, it does sound more formal to me.

"I was unaware."

Translations of "Certain"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? certain
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? certain
A: Cer-tain. It will sound like 'cer-ten' though.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? certain
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? certain
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? certain
A: Certain

Other questions about "Certain"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce certain.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce certain.
A: you are correct. Different people tend to pronounce it differently. And we will often not pronounce the T as strong if we are speaking quickly.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce certain, certainly.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce certain.
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