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    Default I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    In a scale of 0 to 100 what is in your opinion the degree of certainty for "I think" in a sentence like: "I think it is going to rain."

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    Default Re: I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    Quote Originally Posted by jose maria
    In a scale of 0 to 100 what is in your opinion the degree of certainty for "I think" in a sentence like: "I think it is going to rain."
    Tone of voice can affect this; 'I thiiiink it's going to rain' would be less certain. Without any tone of voice, I'd say fairly certain- 75%.

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    Default Re: I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    This is funny!
    I'd never had thought of 'scaling' this verb! [75%...I'll remember that one :)]. "I'm sure" would be 100% then!
    :) :)

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    Default Re: I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    99.9%

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    Default Re: I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    99.9%
    According to me, I think - it is the degree of certainly, because...

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    Default Re: I think - What is the degree of certainty?

    Ahh, but then I think, and I think you'd probably agree with me, that it might be possible to say that there could be room to believe...

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