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    Exclamation "Overpopulation is probably the greatest threat to the environment."

    Hello all,
    Could anyone please tell me what the difference is between these two senetences?

    "Overpopulation is probably the greatest threat to the environment."

    "Overpopulation might/may be the greatest threat to the environment."

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Overpopulation is probably the greatest threat to the environment."

    "Probably" suggests a high degree of probability.

    "Might/may be" is more about possibility.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Overpopulation is probably the greatest threat to the environment."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Probably" suggests a high degree of probability.

    "Might/may be" is more about possibility.
    Thanks dear teacher.
    And the only difference is that probability is much stronger than possibility. Is it correct?

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    Re: "Overpopulation is probably the greatest threat to the environment."

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Thanks. dear teacher.
    And the only difference is that probability is much stronger than possibility. Is it correct?
    As a general rule, yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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