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LampPro Tip 1/2
Predictive UsePlay
Use 'likely' when predicting future events based on current evidence. SlideGiven the dark clouds, it's likely that we'll need umbrellas.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Emotional DistancePlay
'Likely' adds a sense of detachment compared to saying something is certain. SlideIt's likely he forgot the meeting, rather than he definitely forgot.