Phrase of the day

Discover a new phrase each day to use in your English! These are special phrases and sayings that English speakers use all the time, but you don't often see these phrases in English course books or other study material. Visit daily to learn some popular English phrases on a regular basis.
6th April 2020

I'm absolutely positive

We use this expression to say we are completely sure about something.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Are you sure you had your keys with you when you left home this morning?
I'm absolutely positive. I remember putting them in my bag.
Example 2
I saw Henri with Yoshiko - they were holding hands.
Really? Are you sure it was her?
I'm absolutely positive. She had that scarf she always wears.