01. I'm afraid I won't be able to give you a [definite] answer until we have a bit more information.
02. We will [definitely] be at your wedding. We wouldn't miss it for the world.
03. Messier is out of the playoffs [indefinitely] with a knee injury.
04. My daughter is considering studying graphic arts, but she hasn't made a [definite] decision yet.
05. The doctor has noticed a [definite] improvement in your father's health.
06. Before quitting your current job, you should [definitely] be sure you have another one to go to.
07. His time in today's race is a [definite] improvement over his last performance.
08. Research suggests there is a [definite] connection between learning and motivation.
09. That movie was [definitely] the best I've seen this year.
10. We haven't received a [definitive] answer yet as to whether Sophie has been accepted into art school.
11. Steel is 100 percent recyclable, and can be reprocessed almost [indefinitely].
12. Roderigo de Triana was the sailor who made the first [definite] sighting of land in the New World on October 12, 1492, from Columbus' ship the Pinta.
13. Samuel Goldwyn once answered a question saying, "I'll give you a [definite] maybe."
14. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago have [definite] rainy and dry seasons.
15. Their star player has been injured and will be out for an [indefinite] period.
16. Liquids differ from solids in that both have a [definite] volume, but liquids do not have a [definite] shape.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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