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Autor:  mick robertson
E-mail:  getget@australia.edu
Data:  28/MAI/2003 2:07 AM
Assunto:  Re: Might x likely
 
Mensagem: 

“might” indicates a lower probability/degree of certainty than “likely”

the meaning of “will likely” is not the same as “might” – either could be appropriate depending on what the speaker intends

personally I would never use this “will likely” expression – instead I would say “will most likely” or “will most probably”

however it is not a question of ambiguity

if the speaker intends to indicate that they are quite sure then “will (most) likely” is appropriate

if the speaker intends to indicate that they are not really sure then “might” is appropriate


SO in this case you can use "might" instead of “likely” if you are not really sure AS these words DO NOT have the same meaning


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Might x likely  –  Sérgio T. Buchalla  27/MAI/2003, 7:55 AM
Re: Might x likely  –  pat  27/MAI/2003, 8:05 AM
 Re: Might x likely  –  mick robertson  28/MAI/2003, 2:07 AM
Re: Might x likely  –  pat  28/MAI/2003, 8:23 AM
Re: Might x likely  –  andré costa  27/MAI/2003, 10:21 AM

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