Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Showing Probability

Common Phrases to Show Probability

There are many ways to show how certain you are about an opinion. These are some of the most common:

100% (Certain)

I'm sure that...
There's no doubt that...

Example:

I'm sure that you will find the terms are negotiable.

I'm positive that the interest rate on that loan is negotiable.

75% (Probable)

This is likely to...
I expect that...
I wouldn't be surprised if...

Example:

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have any overdraft protection.

I expect that most credit card issuers will be amending their card holder agreements.

50% (Possible)

There's a chance that...
It's possible that...
Maybe...

Example:

It's possible that the energy fund will be closed to new investors.

It's possible a mutual fund would be a smarter investment for your retirement savings than single stock purchases.

25% (Unlikely)

This probably isn't ...
I don't think that...
We are unlikely to...
I doubt that...

Example:

I don't think the meeting of the limited partnership is going to take place if we don't hear from Bankers Investment Group.

I doubt that we will be able to reduce our personnel costs.