March 28, 2011, 05:39 AM posted in General Discussion

Hello, I have a question to anyone who could tell me.  What is the difference between 肯定, 一定, and 必定? I've seen the three in text books and in the grammar book they are all categorized as expressing certainty.  Are they just all the same?




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August 01, 2011, 02:37 PM

一定 cannot be used a a verb (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

I also think 必定 is used when referring to upcoming situations while 肯定 can also be used when referring to past events.

I'm not completely sure about this - but may be it helps getting the discussion running again ;-)

Oh: and is this the 宾士-Ryan I'm talking to? ;)