A: "Are you sure to continue?"
B: "Are you sure you want to continue?"

Is the first sentence grammatically correct? And what is the difference? Can they be used interchangeably?


Are you sure to continue?

This is asking if it's a given that you will continue. A possible response is, "Yes, it's certain I will continue (to do this)."

Are you sure you want to continue?

This is asking you it's your desire to continue, regardless of whether you actually will or won't. A possible response is, "Yes, I'm sure I want to."

  • Thanks for the answer. Just to solidify the concept: Suppose there is a disclaimer about age restricted content in a web page. After the disclaimer which one is a more apt question to ask? – ArJ Aug 9 '18 at 11:31
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    @ArJ In your scenario, the second question by far the more likely. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Aug 9 '18 at 12:56

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