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How to use Likely To in English grammar
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Likely to is a special construction in the English language and if you master its use to show possibility, you will have one more handy structure for your daily speaking and writing.
Now we will see the use of Likely To in English grammar with examples and explanations.
How to use likely to in English grammar
Now we will see the use of Likely To in detail.
We use may and might to show possibility. In the same way, we can use Likely To for showing Possibility in present and past with am/is/are and was/were.
This is a simple formula for the correct use of Likely To.
Subject+ am/is/are/was/were+ likely to +v1 + …….
The following examples will clear all your doubts about the use of Likely To.
Examples of the use of likely to
1)Sam is likely to stand first in his class.
2)I am likely to call him.
3)We are likely to play a match.
4) You are likely to win the match.
5)They are likely to come here.
6)He is likely to tell something.
7)She is likely to find something new.
8)It is likely to break down.
9)Trees are likely to bloom very soon.
10)People are likely to oppose this decision.
Use of likely to with was/were
1)I was likely to finish it.
2)Sam was likely to stand first in his class last year.
3)We were likely to win the match.
4)They were likely to run away.
5)You were likely to ask her.
6)He was likely to book a car.
7)She was likely to reach here yesterday.
8)It was likely to open quickly.
9)Children were likely to make a noise.
10)Teacher was likely to start a new lesson.
These are some of the examples of the use of likely to in our daily English.
Conclusion for the use of Likely To in English Grammar
We can learn from the above explanation that likely to is used to show possibility and we can use it in the present and past tense only.
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