Asking about Possibility
PRACTICE / DIALOGUE
On the park
A : What’s happening? Getting dark so soon?
B : No, it’s cloudy.
C : Oh! Is it going to rain?
B : It is quite likely.
A : I don’t think so. It’s only partly cloudly. Perhaps it may not rain at all.
B : There’s a good chance of at least a drizzle, if not a heavy rain.
At the hospital
A : I’m afraid there’s been too long a delay in bringing him. The patient is in a critical condition.
B : Do you think it is possible to operate upon him?
A : Quite impossible in this condition. In all probability we might be able to do it at the earliest after a week.
B : Isn’t it more probable that his condition will improve with all those antibiotics?
A : Well, it is possible.
A : Where is my watch?
B : It ought to be in bedroom.
A : But it isn’t there. I don’t remember where I left it.
B : Could you have left it in your office?
A : Impossible. I remember I had it on my own wrist while I was in the club.
B : Did you remove it while playing tennis?
A : Oh yes; I remember to have given it to one of the boys in the club.
B : Do you think you are going to get it back?
A : I bet. I will.
B : Good luck to you.