Difference between "is likely to", "will probably", "might"

Dieeglops

Member
Spanish - CL
I'd like to know the difference between these 3 phrases, indicating the grade of certainty or chance of something happening.

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  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    "Is likely to" and "will probably" express probability. That is, the chances are better than fifty percent that it will happen.

    "Might" only indicates possibility, not probability. It might happen. = The chances are better than zero that it will happen.
     

    aha123

    Senior Member
    Mixed Asian Languages
    I agree with owlman5. "be likely to" is close to "will probably", but "be likely to" is more handy when it comes to express different degrees of certainty such as: "very likely", "most likely" and etc.
     
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