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Staff 25/03/2015
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The Difference between POSSIBLY and PROBABLY
 
We use PROBABLY (or probable) to express that something is very likely (something is more likely to happen than not).
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For example,

  • He’ll probably get home after midnight.
  • Probably the best thing to do is to ask your parents for permission.

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We use POSSIBLY (or possible) to express that something is not certain (something may or may not happen – 50% chance). 
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For example,

  • She may possibly decide to celebrate her Birthday on a workday.
  • Are they coming? Possibly not.

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