adv конечно, без сомнения (1). Русскому конечно соответствуют английские certainly, of course и surely. Certainly и of course очень близки по значению, но of course, как правило, ставится в начале или конце предложения, в то время как certainly обычно стоит перед смысловым глаголом и после глагола to be:

The film is certainly worth seeing — Фильм, безусловно, стоит посмотреть.

He will certainly not forget to bring the book — Он, конечно, не забудет принести книгу.

Surely имеет значение твердо верить, очень надеяться, что сказанное правда (хотя и не без сомнения) и часто подразумевает возражение ранее сделанным утверждениям. Обычно surely стоит в начале предложения, реже в конце:

Surely, you are not going out in this rain — Уверен, ты не собираешься выходить в такой дождь.

(2). Certainly употребляется в кратких ответах, выражающих согласие с просьбой третьего лица или согласие с предыдущим утверждением:

May he come tomorrow? — Certainly! — Ему можно прийти завтра? — Конечно!/Пусть приходит/Пожалуйста.

(3). See can, v (2). (4). See definitely, adv. (5). See surely, adv (1).

English-Russian word troubles. 2014.

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  • certainly — [sʉrt′ nlē] adv. 1. beyond a doubt; surely 2. yes …   English World dictionary

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