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    Hi all,

    A teacher commented on this sentence I've made.
    I wonder what I did wrong here:

    It’s not sure it’ll rain today

    Can anyone explain me what mistake I've made in a simple way?
    Thanks in advanced!
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    Ps: this is what the teacher commented:
    Please consider the use of ‘sure’ in your answer.
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    Well, the sentence just doesnt make sense? What's "it's"? The sentence comes out as "It is not sure it will rain today" which I dont get at all. Is there more context that needs to be added that I'm missing out on?
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    Surely it should be : I'm not sure if it'll rain today...

    How can an 'it' be sure of anything (it's not human, no train of thought?)
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    Or maybe 'I'm not certain if it will rain today'
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    You could change 'sure' to 'certain' and it would be correct, or 'it's' to 'I'm'.
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    MJLover, I guess you're right. Thanks a lot, it makes a lot of sense!
    It's not always easy not being a native speaker
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    It's a (technically incorrect) colloquialism. If 'it is' not sure if it will rain, what is 'it'?
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    ALright everyone . Thanks a lot for helping me out!
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    I would say you need to add "if" between "sure" and "it'll" possibly.
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    It's your use of 'it's' and 'not sure' together.

    You could say 'it's not known if it'll rain today' and it would make sense because it's pretty obvious that 'it is' is being used in a general non specific way, but saying 'it's not sure' implies that the 'it's' is an actual specific thing.
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    Could be a robot that they're talking about.
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    lol @ skadoosh . Thanks all!
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    How about this one :

    Borrow me your pen, will you?

    This is the comment:
    Consider the difference in meaning and use of ‘borrow’ and ‘lend’ in your answer.
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    and "i'm unsure" is better than "i'm not sure"
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    Can I borrow your pen?

    or

    Lend me your pen, will you?
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    Where are you from op?
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    It's not certain it'll rain today.
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    I'd say that you need a that in it, i.e. It's not sure that it'll rain today.

    i dont see a problem with the It so long as the context of the weather is made clear.
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    If you borrow something, you are the one accepting something (the pen, in this case) from another person.

    If you lend something, you are the one giving something (the pen) to someone else.

    Now consider that sentence "Borrow me your pen, will you?". 'Borrow' is an action which applies to the person receiving the pen, but you have phrased it so it sounds as if you're asking the person to borrow the pen - which belongs to them - and that obviously isn't what you mean. :nah:

    So, like CherryCherryBoomBoom said, it should be either

    Can I borrow your pen?

    or

    Lend me your pen, will you?
 
 
 
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