While giving an answer to an EL&U member's question just now, I had written
"although you would certainly submit a project report,"
but then somebody said it is not always done; I instinctively edited it to
"...although you might certainly submit..."
before wondering whether it is grammatically sound.
Here I have used 'might' in the sense 'you may or may not want to submit' rather than 'you can submit.' That set me to wondering whether such a sense of uncertainty can be juxtaposed with the word 'certainly' and still remain sound usage.
- I am not surprised you didn't use a thesaurus straightaway -- I am aware that for such purposes you might certainly consult the dictionary first.
(it is quite possible you may consult the dictionary first)
- I suggest you don't try to avoid your ex-spouse, though you might certainly feel the urge to do so.
(You are likely to feel the urge to do so)
- You may certainly feel apprehensive facing your first driving test, but the key is to be calm and make well-considered decisions.
(you are likely to feel apprehensive...)
Point to ponder: does any ordinary citizen take a second driving test, unless he or she has failed the first one!
Added after 20 hours by edit:
I got no answer or comment in nearly 20 hours, which is highly unusual on English Stack Exchange where 12 seconds after asking seems to be the mean delay for getting a reply!