How to express certainty and Uncertainty

How to express certainty and Uncertainty

Certainty is the state of being sure of or about something. On the other hand, Uncertainty is the when you have doubt about something. There are different ways to express Certainty or Uncertainty. Here are some.

How to express certainty

  • To be certain about…………
  • To be sure about………….
  • To strongly believe that………..
  • It goes without saying.
  • to be convinced of……………
  • To have no doubt about it.
  • To have no doubt about………
  • Without doubt, ………………….
  • It’s obvious that………….
  • The modal verb ‘Must’ also expresses Certainty.

How to express uncertainty

  • To be not certain about………
  • To be not sure about…….
  • To strongly not believe that………
  • To have doubt about…………
  • To doubt that………
  • To be in two minds about ………….
  • The modal verb ‘May and might’ also express Uncertainty.
  • To feel uncertain about………
  • Perhaps.

Examples on how to express certainty and Uncertainty

Speaker 1: Sohayb is a hardworking student.
Speaker 2: Yes, I am sure / certain that he will have a good grade. (certainty)

Speaker 3: I strongly believe that our local football team will win the match (certainty)
Speaker 4: With their actual level, I doubt it / I feel uncertain about it. (uncertainty)

Speaker 5: Do you think that Hillary Clinton will be the president of the USA
Speaker 6: I am in two minds about that. (uncertainty)
Speaker 7: Well, it goes without saying that she will win the elections. (certainty)

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