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Why should you omit "certainly" in a sentence?
More often that not, you can remove the phrases certainly and almost certainly from your work. Your writing will be clearer and more concise without them.
- Original: I certainly didn't think those young boys should be out so late.
- Rewrite: I didn't think those young boys should be out so late.
- Original: It's almost certainly time for dinner.
- Rewrite: It's time for dinner.