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    Default It is highly like/likely that a year from now you are not going to worry about it.

    1.It is highly like that a year from now you are not going to worry about it.

    2. It is highly likely that a year from now you are not going to worry about it.


    Are the both grammatical and same in meaning?

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    Default Re: It is highly like/likely that a year from now you are not going to worry about it

    Number 1 is incorrect. It is highly likely is correct.

    But apart from that, they both sound unnatural to me.

    It is highly likely that a year from now you won't be worrying (or worried) about it. If you insist on using the going to construction, you'd still be better to make the worry continuous or adjectival: you aren't going to be worrying about it, or you aren't going to be worried about it.

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    Default Re: It is highly like/likely that a year from now you are not going to worry about it

    I have no problem with #2.

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    Default Re: It is highly like/likely that a year from now you are not going to worry about it

    2 is OK to me, but I would probably use something like you won't worry/be worried about it.

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