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    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    It is likely to happen.
    why is "likely " adjective?
    thank you


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: question

    Welcome to the forums.

    "likely" is qualifying "It is", therefore it is an adverb.

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    Smile Re: question

    'Likely' also ends with -ly which can often be an indicator of an adverb.

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