What Are Adverbs of Probability?
Adverbs of probability are a type of adverb used to indicate the likelihood or probability of an event or situation occurring. They provide information about the speaker's or writer's degree of certainty or uncertainty about what is being discussed.
Common Adverbs of Probability
There are thousands of adverbs of probability in English. However, below is a list of some of the most common ones. Let us take a look:
Some adverbs of probability end in '-ly'. Take a look at the examples below:
However, there are several adverbs of probability that do not have an '-ly' at the end. Study the following examples:
He will do as he's told,
Adverbs of probability are usually placed before the main verb. Look at the following examples:
How Do We Use Them in Sentences?
In the table below, you can see adverbs of probability ranging from the least likely to happen to the most likely to happen:
|The Most Likely||Certainly|
|The Least Likely||Maybe|
Now, let us see some examples:
Here, there is little chance for the idea to be true.
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