of course! (1)INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase of course! (1)
You can answer a question with this if you want to say "yes" very definitely or forcefully.
- "Do you like ice-cream?"
"Of course! Who doesn't?"
- "Can I take some time off for my honeymoon?"
"Of course! Take as long as you like."
This is a shortened form of longer phrases like "Of course I do", "Of course you can", "Of course it is", etc. All these phrases can be said without "of", making them even more informal.
She said, "Do you think he's guilty?" and I said, "Of course!" This means
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