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 the Uniform Commercial Code states that a wallet left on a bank counter is not lost; it's legally only mislaid.

I'm sure that a direct deposit account will be convenient.

75% (Probable)

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

Example:

I expect that the overdraft protection offered by my bank has reasonable fees.

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

50% (Possible)

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

Example:

She told me the amortization of the loan may decrease by next year.

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 doubt that our company will be interested in working with you based on your credit application.

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