Sometimes we want to describe possibilities that are not one hundred per cent sure but still high. We can use the adjectives probable and likely or the adverbs probably, apparently and seemingly.

  • I think another recession is probable.
  • She’s likely to pass her exams.


  • A windy night is probable, though not sure.
  • Gwen will apparently take over from Peter.
  • It’ll seemingly happened. We are almost certain.