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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
When you are 100% certain or when someone questions if you are right, you use this form of "sure":

When you want to agree or say "yes" you use this form of "sure":

When you want to tell someone that it is okay or to go ahead, you use this form of "sure":

When we say something we don't really mean so that we are being funny or sarcastic, we use this form of "sure":

Bob: Richard, I know you said I could take your car to drive Jane home, do you mind if I take the car now?
Richard: ___________, go ahead. I don't need the car right now.

Mr. E: I've got a hot date with Miley Cyrus tonight.
James: _____________, and I'm the richest man on Earth.

Ms. Green: Would you like something cold to drink?
Mr. Smith: ____________, that sounds very nice, thank you.

Eddie: Are you sure the movie starts at 10pm?
Nicole: Yes, ________________. It's written down right here on the tickets.

_____________ learning English without EngVid is easy, just like doing brain surgery on yourself... LOL.

________________ I can help you fix your car, I have 25 years of experience working on engines.


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148 Comments on “What does the word ‘SURE’ really mean in English?”


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Hey James, you’re a perfect teacher. The way that you speak is perfect to understand. Congratulations :)

Monday, March 24th 2014

    yes,sure,he’s

    Monday, March 24th 2014

      The lesson focused more on use rather than on usage i.e. the way people actually talk in the street which is good for us language learners.

      This fact coupled with your talking fast made the lesson more authentic and challenging.

      Thanks for this superb lesson James.

      Bye for now.

      Saturday, January 2nd 2016

    Hello Gabrielli, I would like to practice my english with different people around the world, do you like to practice it with me?

    Monday, March 24th 2014

      Hello Benji, i would like to practice english with you , i come from Hong Kong

      Saturday, May 17th 2014

      Hi Benji, I would like to practice english with you.

      Monday, November 17th 2014

    yes, it’s intresting

    Wednesday, March 26th 2014

    PERFECT >>>>> THANKS <<<<

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    I’m sure he is a great teacher! One of the best I’ve ever seen in my life!

    Sunday, May 4th 2014

Thumbs up

Monday, March 24th 2014

Thanks James! Look forward very much to more lessons from you.

Monday, March 24th 2014

Thanks, great useful lessons. Got it wrong at the No. 10 quiz. Why it is I’m sure I can fix your car instead of sure I can fix your car ???

Monday, March 24th 2014

    Because this guy is 100% sure, he added he had 25 years experience in that.

    Saturday, March 29th 2014

Thanks James!

Monday, March 24th 2014

I’m sure it is a bit tricky for the last two questions.

Monday, March 24th 2014

I’m sure I like your lesson. “Suurree” and “sure,sure” sounds interesting :D Thank you, James and Mr. E :)

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Sure. I enjoy the lesson.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I’m sure I enjoy this lesson..Thumbs up

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hello James. I’m sure I like your lesson.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Your lessons are very good. But I’m a little hard to understand your speech.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Suurreee, you are the best teacher in the world. Just kidding :-)
I am sure you are one of the best James. Thank you for the lesson.
I got 9 out of 10 good answers

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I liked your video-lesson James because it focused on use rather than on usage i.e. the way people actually talk in the street.

Thanks for sharing this with us James.

Regards

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thanks Mr. James, I got 70%.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I got 9 of 10 answers. I’m sure I understand. :) Thank you.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thank you very much for this knowledgeable tpoic to taught, I got a 90% from the quiz bcoz i overlook one question and i choose the wrong one..

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Suurreeeeee I am onfused after theese tests :) I got 10 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

thank u very much @@

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Cool lesson!)

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

THANK YOU A LOT. COULD you do a FAVOUR to me that please make a lesson about talking with staff like receptionist in school or in shop or in the bank and so on.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hey, this is so interesting subject, I’m sure.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

thx♥

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

got all 10 :) James you are my favorite :)

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I like to learn with engvid.
Please more lessons about colloquial language, thanks.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

i’m sure i click the wrong alphabet when i’m in 5. but this is good. thanks sir :)

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hey James,
It was a QUITE useful class for ESL students. Talk is all about feeling and if you don’t take care about it, you can sound different that you would like to.
By the way, I would like to suggest a class about colloquial expressions. I mean some useful everyday expressions. Only the polite ones, right ?! (lol).

Take care!
Marco

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Now I am sure, I have to listen to you before doing the quiz :)
Funny suspenders, but a monochrome tie would make you perfect!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Just kidding….perfect look!!!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I got 10/10.Thank you so much James.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I’m not sure about the question 9…
Thak you James!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Dear James,
we are a class of Italian students. You are very nice and funny but you speak too fast for us. We are at elementary level.
We love your friend, Mr E., too.
Bye for now :)

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

    We have tried many times to get James to talk slower, but nothing works, so I suggest putting the lesson’s Youtube URL in here: http://www.youtubeslow.com/

    Wednesday, March 26th 2014

      Thanks for your advice. We tried….it has been very funny but not very useful hahahaha

      Monday, March 31st 2014

    I disagree with winnie22. For me it’s good, because James speaks fast like most of native english speakers. It helps us to get used to normally spoken language.
    Hint1. If you have troubles with speed you should enable subtitles :)
    Hint2. Start learning with Rebecca’s lessons, then Emma’s lessons they speak clearly and slowly :)

    Friday, March 28th 2014

      Thanks for your hints. Unfortunately Rebecca and Emma don’t do all the lessons we need.
      Ciao from Italy :)

      Monday, March 31st 2014

        Greetings from Krakow, Poland :)

        Monday, March 31st 2014

      I´m agree with you it´s not the same speak with a Esl speaker than a native speaker they speak so fast i´m a intermidiate student and i try to understand what James says even if he speaks so fast because that´s how i want to speak too.

      Regards

      Wednesday, June 17th 2015

iam sure u really good thank you

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thanks for your helpful lesson.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hey James! These suspenders fit you veeery well!! You look like my English school teacher, believe me! (but he’s 50 ,oops!) By the way, the lesson is perfect as well as all of your lessons I’ve seen. Remember me to Mr.Eee and I hope to see you soon! Take care..

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

I’m sure that you are perfect teacher ^^

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thanks James .. I am quite sure that this lesson is very useful for everyone ..

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hi James)) i’ve a question for you, plse… I have a problem with my vocabulary. I learn at least 40-50words every day with definitions and cue-cards. The problem is…after learning these words i can’t use them while i’m speaking, i hardly remember them and while writing essays the same happens too. But when i hear, read these words at the second time i perfectly understand them. What should i do?…
Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

    When i learn a new word i always try to put that word in a sentences or a question, if you do this you will remember them easily. it´s so hard to try to memorize 40-50 new words i don´t know if advisable to do that.

    Wednesday, June 17th 2015

I’m sure that I’m improving my english here.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

was fun and easy I hope to learn more.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

10/10 as usual, suuure, as usual!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

9/10, thanks your lesson. it’s so interesting.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hello James! I’m sure I enjoy the the lesson

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thanks MR James i got 90%

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

U r the best

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thanks for the class

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

thanks Mr. James

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thank you, James! :)

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thank you! But I know something else about “sure” – “Quite sure” ))

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

thanks james

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Hi, everyone, I’m seru than continue this exercise, make travel tour of Canada…..

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thanks James. My wife and I enjoyed it.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

I’m sure you did explained perfect :)

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

I’m sure I get help from you. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thanks a lot james

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thanks James

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thank you for the lesson, James.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Hi James ,my name is Yasser ,how are you doing? I hope you are in a good situation.
James if you please can you make video about Noun clauses ?
It is so difficult for me
with my appreciation

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Hi James! Nice lesson :), Thank you. I would like to ask you if you could make other lesson(s) about proper use of such words as: just, only, else, merely, already, yet and also. I often feel confused, because I don’t know if I always use them properly. I believe you can prepare very interesting lesson for us with Mr. E :D
Greetings from Krakow, Poland

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Great lesson.

Thursday, March 27th 2014

o o 90%
thank u james

Thursday, March 27th 2014

sureeeee I do understand this

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thanks James , i am sure that we really need this word in our daily conversations..

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thanks James, it helps me alot

Thursday, March 27th 2014

I’m wondering why P, K’s sounds are difference when we speak about sky(skky ; not sky), paper(papper ; not paper), space(sppace ; not space).

Friday, March 28th 2014

I got 100 :D
I really enjoy this lesson
You have an interesting way of teaching and that makes me perfer you than other teachers <3
Thank you .

Friday, March 28th 2014

thanks alot for the lesson

Friday, March 28th 2014

Hi James. For sure I’ll use these tips on the different meanings of sure. Thanks a lot.

Friday, March 28th 2014

Thanks James

Friday, March 28th 2014

Hi, James!
I am sorry, that I write here.
But can you make a video where you can tell how should be look like English sentences?
I mean, what should be stay on first – nouns or modal verb and at second, and etc.
In Russian it is not metter what should stay at first or second, for example:
Helen reads a book = A book reads Helen. But for English man it is disaster :)
Very sorry about my bad English, I hope you will read my comment.

Saturday, March 29th 2014

Hi James,
I got 100. Thank you ;))))))))
I am sure that you are a great teacher.
:D

Sunday, March 30th 2014

Thank you James. Sure I got the lesson.
I’m sure you’re a good teacher.

Sunday, March 30th 2014

thank you

Monday, March 31st 2014

Thank you i ve got 90aaaaa

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Have got 90 out of hundred. Thank You James.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Verry good jameS. I like you

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Verry good

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

I am sure I understood the lesson! I got 100%

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

You’re so cool man!!

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

thank you James, you are great!!!

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Hmmm I am in love with this english lessons :)

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

I studied english in Toronto for 5 mounths, but I didn’t like the teachers’ way to teach us, but I’m sure that if I had had such a teacher like you, I would have learn more :) lol!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Good lesson and really smart!!!

Friday, April 4th 2014

Nice job, James. Go ahead!!!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hi, James, who cool teacher teaches cool lesson.Thanks a lot. I completely understand the lesson and got 10.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

I got 9/10.Thank you very much.

Monday, April 7th 2014

9/10 i’m sure i undrestand well. thank you

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thank you !

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Hi James,
well done, you’re a great teacher.
Your lessons are very helpful
thanks a lot, take care

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Hi James, I’m verry thank you about this lesson. I like the way that you teach.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Hey James, you’re a perfect teacher. The way that you speak is perfect to understand. Thank you!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I’m sure you have sense humor !! Thankss ^^

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

That was a short enjoyable helpful lesson as usual .. thank you

Friday, April 18th 2014

I made a mistake…..I got 90% :(

Saturday, April 19th 2014

sureeeeee james::

Thursday, April 24th 2014

wow I Got 90%

Thursday, April 24th 2014

10/10 … I didn’t even watch the whole video. They explain everything so good.

Thursday, April 24th 2014

th’x, you are the best teacher (*_*)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

8/10 …not bad:) for beginner right?

Sunday, April 27th 2014

    Right!

    Sunday, April 27th 2014

Sure! Tks

Monday, April 28th 2014

I’m sure you are a perfect teacher!!!

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

I got 9 of 10
I couldn’t thank u enough for making ur lessons fun and exiting
Thanx sir

Monday, May 19th 2014

Thank u James for your interesting lesson :))

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

BIG up!!,useful man thank u too much fo this

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

I’ve got 1 mistake. hehehe.. mr. james.. nice lesson. atleast i am learning american culture from this lesson. :)is it right? thanks and more power

Sunday, June 8th 2014

I haven’t ever understood “Sure” until now. Thank james, This is useful for me. And now I want to say: “You are the best teacher in this website. I’m sure”. ^^~

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Hi James, You are great teacher, thanks for the lesson and keep teaching.. :D

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

I think , You’re the great teacher.
I have fun when I’m watching you. ><

Monday, June 23rd 2014

im happy to come back you here

Friday, June 27th 2014

Thanks James, you are a brilliant teacher

Thursday, July 17th 2014

It is not about the literal meaning of Sure, it is about the intonation how you are speaking with. Every language has this sort of meaning change

Sunday, July 27th 2014

funny lesson got 100%

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

:) thanks!!!!

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

thank you.

Thursday, August 7th 2014

I’m sure this is a good place to learn.

Thursday, August 7th 2014

ALMOST PERFECT :)

Friday, August 15th 2014

Sure u’re my favor teacher, i most like to take your videos because u’re so funny and you teach well.

Monday, August 18th 2014

almost 10 out of 10 !

Thursday, September 4th 2014

I’m sure that engvid is the best way to learn english well
Thanks guys :)

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

thank youu <3

Saturday, November 1st 2014

that’s very nice I got 9 out of 10))) thanks, James!!!!!

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Dear James, you are a Great Teacher! Congrats !

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

I got 100 % in the quiz! Really really good teacher. I speak about 20% english and I understand all he said. Thanks for you videos james

Monday, November 24th 2014

wow…10/10…love it ;D

Monday, January 26th 2015

i was sure i got 10. thus, i dit it :D LOL thanks for the explanation james :)

Sunday, June 28th 2015

thx james !!!

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Suurree… you are the best teacher))).
Thanks for clear explanations, Mr. James.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

Yhank you, James!

Monday, September 7th 2015

I got 9 of 10 answers, thank you so much teacher <3

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Got a perfect score! Allright!… thanks james, i’m really sure that you can teach me very well… have a nice day.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Hi James. Thanks for this lesson. I’m sure it’s helpfull. But this tie… I’m not sure ;)

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Funny test. Thank you James for this lesson. 😆

Tuesday, August 9th 2016
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