But of course, Receiver. To this Bearer, at least, the answer, or the truth of a situation, is obvious. Of course they love (or hate) you; of course they’ll see you soon; of course there is danger ahead. Whilst often useful in response to requests for assistance such as I need a favour or Help!, or to gratefully acquiesce to declarations or cessations of hostility, Of course can prompt answers from the grateful Thank you or You rock! to the grave You've changed or ominous Tread softly or We need to talk, and its undertones of certainty should perhaps be deployed with care.