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shibli.aftab

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Which sentence is correct?

1. It seems likely that interest rates will rise.
2. It seems that interest rates will likely be rise.
3. It is likely that interest rates will rise.

Please also point out the mistakes in the other sentence?

I think "seems" can elaborate the probability that interest rate will rise, so there is no need of using "likely that".What's your opinion?
 

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1. It seems likely that interest rates will rise. Fine
2. It seems that interest rates will likely [STRIKE]be[/STRIKE] rise. Not natural in BrE, even with the correction.
3. It is likely that interest rates will rise.Fine

Please also point out the mistakes in the other sentence?

I think "seems" can elaborate the probability that interest rate will rise, so there is no need of using "likely that".What's your opinion?
It can seem likely/possible/just about possible/unlikely that interest rates will rise. If you leave out the likely, there is more certainty in the statement.
 

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Thanks for the reply.One more question please.
Is it correct to write,
" It seems interest rates will likely rise."
 

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One more question please.
Is it correct to write,
" It seems interest rates will likely rise."
Not in BrE. I believe it may be in AmE. We'll have to wait for an American to confirm.
 

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Not in BrE. I believe it may be in AmE. We'll have to wait for an American to confirm.

As an NES (BrE) I could easily have heard:
"It seems interest rates will likely rise over the next few months, but fall gradually again by the end of the year".

Whether it is strictly, grammatically correct or not I will leave to others.

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