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Have you had a chance to check our friend Michael Swan's Practical English Usage? I found these sentences in his beloved book. If you study them carefully, you can make up your own rule:
1. It will probably rain this evening.
2. He probably thinks you don't like him.
3. I probably will not be there. / I will probably not be there.
4. He probably does not know.
5. I probably won't be there.
6. He probably has arrived by now. (Mr. Swan says this is "normal" in American English and "emphatic" in British English.)
7. He has probably arrived by now. (Mr. Swan says this is "normal" in British English.)
8. ...but it probably will lead to a vote ... [Mr. Swan took this from an American newspaper. He says the most normal British order would be: ... but it will probably lead to a vote ...
From the 1995 edition, pages (not entries) 21 - 27. Published by Oxford University Press.
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