Idiom:  of course


Idiom:  of course

  1. used to answer "yes"
  2. used to politely give permission
  3. used to say that something is obvious or not surprising

Example sentences

Used to answer "yes"

Of course Santa Claus is real.

— Of course we can drive you to the airport Saturday morning.

— Of course you don't need to ask to use me as an employment reference. I'll be happy to give you an excellent review.

Used to politely give permission

— A:  Grandma, could I have another cookie?  B: Of course, my dear.

— A:  Would you mind if I take a short nap?  B:  Of course not.

— Of course you can stay with us whenever you come to town.

Used to say that something is obvious or not surprising

— Of course my girlfriend would call as soon as the game started.

— So, I saw my ex-boyfriend at the mall and of course his new girlfriend looks a lot like me.

— Well, of course he'd start playing well once we traded him to another team.

— I forgot to bring my umbrella so of course it's going to rain this afternoon.


used to give permission:

  • be my guest
  • by all means
  • help yourself
  • feel free
  • go right ahead

used to say something is not surprising:

  • sure enough
  • it figures
  • What do you expect?
  • I might have guessed

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