sure + verb = definitely
We use ‘sure + verb’ to be emphatic when we definitely feel/think something. Usually it is used when we agree with someone.
Grammatically it’s formed: subject + sure + auxiliary verb/be
A: Adele is so talented. She can really sing.
B: She sure can!
(She can definitely sing.)
A: Would you like to see my newest painting?
B: I sure would!
(I would definitely like to see your painting.)
A: Oh man it is raining like crazy.
B: It sure is.
(It is definitely raining a lot.)
A: Are you angry about the change in plans?
B: I sure am!
(I am definitely angry!)
A: The flowers were beautiful at the Dutch tulip fields.
B: They sure were!
(The flowers were definitely beautiful.)
If there isn’t an auxiliary, use ‘do/does’.
A:Oh my goodness, Carol really loves her new pet hamster.
B: She sure does.
(She definitely loves her new hamster.)
A: Bill spends too much money on video games.
B: He sure does.
(He definitely spends too much money.)
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