Skills

Levels

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POSSIBLE and impossible

EXPRESS SOMETHING PROBABLE

Probably

It will probably take place next summer.

Likely

The festival is not likely to happen.

It seems

It seems that Sean will be joining us after all.

Apparently

Apparently the prototype will be ready by Monday.

On the face of it

On the face of it, everything seems to be running smoothly.

 

 

EXPRESS SOMETHING POSSIBLE

Possible

It is, of course, possible to give you a discount if you increase volume. Conceivably

Can we conceivably believe that you will not make another mistake, Tom?

Feasible

The project is perfectly feasible. We only need financing.

Viable

We do agree that it is viable. Now, is it possible with only three men? Doable

The plan is doable. Ask Mr Danton, who has all the figures.

 

EXPRESS SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLE

Improbable

It is improbable that she will finish before the deadline.

Doubtful

Success seems doubtful. Who would back this adventure anyway? Unlikely

This deal looks more unlikely as days go by.

I have my doubts

I have my doubts about this business ever happening.

I’m unsure

I’m unsure. There are less than thirty percent chances of winning.

 

EXPRESS SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLE

Impossible

It’s impossible for Greg to arrive on time. His plane is delayed in Paris. Undoable

This project is just undoable. Who drew the plans?

Out of the question

Buying a new car is out of the question. Why don’t we lease one? Unreachable

The goals Rachel set are unreachable.

Unattainable

Total quality will be unattainable without a well-trained workforce.

 

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