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|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: to make double sure / to make doubly sure|
|are they substandard / standard or standard / literary English?|
|English translation:to make abolsutely sure|
to make double sure: incorrect
to make doubly sure: correct, but rather informal
to make absolutely sure: slightly more formal
When you say 'literary', I'm not sure whether you mean formal, or whether they would appear in a book.
to doublecheck -maybe - has a slightly different meaning, perhaps more specific
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