Can someone please tell me what the difference between indeed, obviously, and of course is?

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    What did you find out in your research? Where have you looked at?
    – Em1
    Aug 7, 2013 at 11:56

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They are used for emphasis. Let's say you and I are in a room that is blue and I say "the room is blue." Your response would be:

  • "Obviously, the room is blue." - I stated something we both could see and you are annoyed by that.

  • "Indeed, the room is blue." - You agree with me on the room's color or you are surprised by the intensity of the color.

  • "Of course, the room is blue." - You know the reason why the room is blue or you don't want to be sarcastic and / or make fun of me for stating the obvious.

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