From Haruki Murakami's preface to Yume de Aimashō:
I'm guessing that it parses as to de tashika, right? If so, questions:
- What's the function of de here?
- What about tashika ? Is this its meaning as "I'm pretty sure", "I suppose"?
- Is dashiteraremasu better understood as present (the book is out) or future (the book is coming)? How can I tell?