Sep
18
2013

likely

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition:  probable; quite possible.
example:  It’s likely that flights will be delayed because of the snowstorm.
example:  Being allergic to dogs, it’s not likely that she would adopt one as a pet.

adverb
definition:  probably
example:  With the flame so high, he will likely burn the pan.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective likely

ADVERB + likely:    very ~ , highly ~ , increasingly ~ , hardly ~ , quite ~ , equally ~ , extremely ~ , not very ~ , especially ~ , particularly ~ , reasonably ~ , not as ~ , not remotely ~, not in the least ~, not especially ~ , not particularly ~

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