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    Default Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    I'm comfused whether "It is likely for sb to do sth" is right or not. I think it is not right, but I've googled some examples. Like:
    It is likely for SOHO to operate totally different projects many years later.
    It is likely for you to suffer being cheated with wasting your money when going shopping, so do not want to get petty advantages.

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    It is likely that ...

    (I don't know where you found your second example sentence, but it's appallingly written.)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It is likely that ...

    (I don't know where you found your second example sentence, but it's appallingly written.)
    It is quoted from a website: [web address removed]
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jan-2013 at 09:36. Reason: Web address removed

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Well, the second sentence was still appallingly written.

    It is likely that you will be ripped off when you go shopping in certain places.
    It is likely that he will fall off his bike again in the future.
    It is likely that I will never become President of the Universe.
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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, the second sentence was still appallingly written.

    It is likely that you will be ripped off when you go shopping in certain places.
    It is likely that he will fall off his bike again in the future.
    It is likely that I will never become President of the Universe.
    How about the first one? Is it correct? Or we can say "it is likely for sb to do sth" is correct, but not widely used.

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdire View Post
    How about the first one? Is it correct? Or we can say "it is likely for sb to do sth" is correct, but not widely used.
    No. We say "It is likely that somebody will do something".
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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. We say "It is likely that somebody will do something".
    So you mean the first one is wrong, too.

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdire View Post
    So you mean the first one is wrong, too.
    It's not exactly wrong, but it's not natural English.

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    Default Re: Is "It is likely for sb to do sth" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not exactly wrong, but it's not natural English.
    I got it, thank you very much

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