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Hi, everybody!
Could you please help me with this question:
Chelsea is likely to win the Champion League.
A. It's impossible for Chelsea to win the Champion League.
B. It is almost certain that Chelsea will win the Champion League.
C. Chelsea must have won the Champion League.
D. It is quite possible that Chelsea will win the Champion League.
I know that the key is either B or D. I personally choose B but I have my doubt. Can you help me out? Many thanks.
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Hi,

Could you please help me with this question:
Chelsea is likely to win the Champion League.
A. It's impossible for Chelsea to win the Champion League.
B. It is almost certain that Chelsea will win the Champion League.
C. Chelsea must have won the Champion League.
D. It is quite possible that Chelsea will win the Champion League.

I know that the key is either B or D. I personally choose B but I have my doubt. Can you help me out? Many thanks.

I don't think either B or D is a very good paraphrase. But if I had to choose, I'd choose B.

'Quite possible' in D sounds closer to just 'may'.

Clive
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Hi, Mr. Clive,
Thank you so much for your quick response. Could you tell me more about the differences between
"be likely to / be bound to / be to" i.e.
1. He is likely to come.
2. He is bound to come.
3. He is to come.

Thanks again!
Hi,

Could you tell me more about the differences between
"be likely to / be bound to / be to" i.e.

1. He is likely to come. There's a good chance he will come. Not a very, very strong expression.

2. He is bound to come. He is very, very likely to come. I'm sure he will.

3. He is to come. He must come. This expression is rather literary, not common in everyday speech, sounds rather old-fashioned.

Clive
Many thanks, Mr. Clive. You are so kind.
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