Cách dùng từ"likely"tiếng anh

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I. Dùng"likely"như adj

1. Mang nghĩa"có thể xảy ra, có khả năng"

=You use likely to indicate that something is probably the case or will probably happen in a particular situation.


  • likely to do something
  • likely (that)
  • more than likely (=almost certain)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The most likely cause of the fire was a cigarette. 
  • The study shows some people are more likely to suffer back problems. 
  • It seems likely that interest rates will rise. 
  • It isn't likely to rain không chắc gì có mưa 
  • He is not likely to come now (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: có thể là nó không đến bây giờ it's very likely that)
  • She'll ring me tonight; she's very likely to ring me tonight (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: rất có thể tối nay cô ta sẽ gọi điện thoại cho tôi)
  • It’s more than likely I’ll see Ben this week.
  • Experts say a 'yes' vote is still the likely outcome. 
  • If this is your first baby, it's far more likely that you'll get to the hospital too early. 
  • Francis thought it likely John still loved her.

2. Mang nghĩa"có xu hướng"

=If someone or something is likely to do a particular thing, they will very probably do it.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • In the meantime the war of nerves seems likely to continue. 
  • Adolescents who watched more than two hours of TV a day were much more likely to be overweight.

3. Mang nghĩa"có vẻ thích hợp, có vẻ phù hợp"

=suitable, or almost certain to be successful/A likely person, place, or thing is one that will probably be suitable for a particular purpose.


  • Với nghĩa này, likely sẽ dùng trước danh từ 

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She’s a likely candidate for the job.
  • At one point he had seemed a likely candidate to become Prime Minister.
  • We aimed the microscope at a likely looking target.
  • The most likely (the likeliest ) place for camping (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: chỗ thích hợp nhất để cắm trại)
  • This looks a likely field for mushrooms (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: cánh đồng này có vẻ thích hợp để trồng nấm)

II. Dùng"likely"như adv

Mang nghĩa"có thể"



  • (as) likely as not

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Profit will most likely have risen by about £25 million. 
  • Very likely he'd told them he had American business interests
  • They’ll quite likely ask you to pay a small deposit. 
  • Likely as not, she won’t come.

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