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Common English Expressions: Predicting

Useful Expressions-Predicting

Prediction is a personal statement or guess about a future event. Most of the time it is based on personal experience or knowledge. Future events are always uncertain, so assured reliable information about the future is impossible. Here are the most commonly used expressions for Predicting something.

  I bet he/she/it will…
  I predict that…
  I think it will be…
  Smith will arrive on time
  Smith is going to arrive on time
  I will be an engineer
  He’s sure to…
  Definitely…
  Probably…
  Perhaps…
  Maybe…
  Maybe they will get married someday
  You can expect some visitors
  He must have reached there by now
  They will have a lovely friendship
  In 2025, there will be…
  By 2025, there will be…
  I think it’ll rain tonight
  It is going to rain tonight
  In the near future…
  In the distant future…
  You won’t have any difficulties

 

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GREETINGS INTRODUCING YOURSELF
INTRODUCING OTHERS APOLOGIZING
ENCOURAGING OTHERS EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
INVITING GIVING OPINION
COMPLIMENTING PERMITTING
AGREEING/DISAGREEING DESCRIBING SOMEBODY
EXPRESSING PLEASURE TAKING LEAVE
EXPRESSING SURPRISE COMPLAINING
SUGGESTIONS POSSIBILITY/IMPOSSIBILITY
RECOMMENDING OFFERING FOOD/DRINK

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