こんにちは、イギリス生まれ・東京在住、英語教師で作家のLukeです。今週、僕が書いたオノマトペ(擬態語・語音後)についての本 が出版されました。是非チェックしてみて下さい!


I would like to confirm what we said earlier.


The experiment confirmed that I was correct.


I would like to confirm my reservation for the 25th of September.

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  • ‘Confirm’ has 2 primary meaning as verb.
    First of all, it’s ‘ To make certain ‘=’ To make an arragement ‘=’ To make sure an arrangement ‘.
    It’s purposes are plans or something will happen .
    For example,
    ‘ I’d like to confirm my flight’s schedule
    before departure.’
    In this case,’confirm’ is similar to ‘ review ‘.
    Because,I have already taken a ticket.
    But,I’d like to make certain that no change of the fligt schedule compared to written schedule on my ticket previously .
    Additionally,’Confirm’ has another meaning.
    It is ‘ To prove true ‘=’ To say or show that something is true ‘.
    It’s purpose is ‘ a ​belief or an ​opinion that was ​previously not ​completely ​certain ‘.
    If something has already be certain ,it is not required to prove true.
    So,it is like the meaning below.
    ‘ I’d like to confirm that something you provide us is true before effective as it is .’
    Then,when I reply that ‘ I confirm it.’ or press ‘ Confirm ‘ button,it refers to have an arrangement between us ​completely.

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    英語の教師と作家。父はイギリス人、母はアメリカ人。イギリス生まれ、13歳でアメリカへ。卒業後はワシントンDCで記者。現在東京に在住。著書に『この英語、どう違う?』(KADOKAWA)、『とりあえずは英語でなんと言う?』 (大和書房)、など。NHK基礎英語1と婦人公論の連載。