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    #1

    It is likely for Jean to leave.

    Hi i am a student stuyding syntax and i want to know how native speakers feel(?), understand about these sentences.

    I want to know whether these sentences are correct or not.
    And if they are correct one, could you give them number between 1 to 5?
    (1:doesn't make sense at all
    3:acceptable but not perfect
    5:perfectly makes sense.)


    1. It is necessary for you to finish it.

    2. It is likely Jean to leave.

    3. It is likely for Jean to leave.

    4. For you, it is necessary to finish it.

    5. For Jean, it is likely to leave.


    Thank you in advance^^

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    #2

    Re: It is likely for Jean to leave.

    1 is fine. 4 is OK. The other three are wrong, but the meaning is clear, so it's hard to grade them with your system.

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    #3

    Re: It is likely for Jean to leave.

    Thank you for replying my question.

    But i dont understand your comment. because i learned 'It is likely Jean to leave' this sentence is grammatically correct but can't be used with 'for' before person's name. but one of my friends told me even if i put 'for' it is acceptable. however level of accptablility of 'for' here is lower than 'for' in 'it is necessary for you to finish it'. ...

    could you explain this more?


    3. It is likely for Jean to leave.

    4. For you, it is necessary to finish it.

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    #4

    Re: It is likely for Jean to leave.

    3. is plain wrong, with or without 'for'.
    You can say, "It is likely that Jean will leave." or "It is likely Jean will leave."
    4. I wouldn't call this OK. It's very awkward. "It's necessary for you to finish it." is a correct version. Also, "It is necessary that you finish it."

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    #5

    Re: It is likely for Jean to leave.

    Quote Originally Posted by lillian yi View Post
    i learned 'It is likely Jean to leave' this sentence is grammatically correct but can't be used with 'for' before person's name.
    This doesn't work at all for me. Raymott's versions work, as does Jean is likely to leave.

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