В кои случаи използваме sure /surely?
- Sure or Surely?
Sure is an adjective, and surely is an adverb. For example:
Sure(сигурен) е прилагателно име,а surely(вярно,сигурно,надеждно) е наречие.
- “He is sure about his answer.” Sure describes he.
- “The Senator spoke out surely.” Here, surely describes how the senator spoke.
N.B. Surely can also be used as a sentence-adverb. For example, “Surely, you’re joking.” Here, surely describes the entire sentence “you’re joking.” The sentence more or less means, “You must be joking.”
- Near or Nearly?
Near can function as a verb, adverb, adjective, or preposition.
Near(близко) изпълнява функцията на глагол,наречие,прилагателно име или предлог.
Nearly(почти,приблизително) is used as an adverb to mean “in a close manner” or “almost but not quite.” Here are some examples that demonstrate the differences between various uses of near and nearly.
- “I’ll be seeing you in the near future.” Here, near describes the noun “future.”
- “The cat crept near.” Near is an adverb that describes where the cat crept.
- “Don’t worry; we’re nearly there.” Here, nearly describes how close we are.
Near can also be used as a verb and a preposition.
- “My graduation neared.” Here, neared is the verb of the sentence.
- “I want the couch near the window.” Near is a preposition at the head of the phrase “near the window.”