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TOPIC: Less likely

Less likely #300

  • pwchk
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The "less likely" in the following sentence is the meaning of "impossible". Am I right?
"You are less likely to express yourself well if you are angry."
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Less likely #301

  • pbasia
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In this sentence "likely " describes something that will probably happen or is expected, i.e. the act of expressing yourself well."Less likely " reduces the probability of this happening.
Here's another way of rephrasing the sentence:
"If you are angry, it is more probable that you will not express yourself well."
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