Absolutely Definitely – #20001

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Absolutely Definitely – #20001

This lesson explains the rules for using the words “absolutely” and “definitely.” It is designed to help you understand the subtle difference between how the two words are used in American English. Study their definitions and the examples of their use, and then test your understanding by taking the fill-in-the blank vocabulary quiz. Check your answers by clicking the “Check Answers” button at the bottom of the page. If you want to see the correct answers, click "Reveal Answers." To try again, click "Reset Quiz."

english pronunciation practiceDEFINITIONS

Absolutely (adverb) / Absolute (adjective)

1. Totally: You’re absolutely right. / This requires absolute secrecy.
2. None: She had absolutely no idea how the woman knew her name.
3. Agreement/Yes: Do you want to go to the movies? Absolutely!

Definitely (adverb) / Definite (adjective)

1. Without a doubt: I will definitely go to the party.
2. Clear/Confirmed: I need a definite answer.

3. Agreement/Yes: Will you be there? Definitely!


Finish the sentences with a form of “absolutely” or “definitely”:

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