Making predictions

Here’s a short video explanation when to use Future Simple and when to use Going to Future to express predictions:

Now, for some common phrases to make predictions:

Formal phrases for making predictions:


  • X is sure to + infinitive

  • X is bound to + infinitive

  • X will probably/is probably going to + infinitive

  • It’s not impossible that X will + infinitive

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Semi-formal phrases for making predictions:


  • It’s likely that X will + infinitive

  • X may well + + infinitive

Informal phrases for making predictions:


  • Y may/might/could + infinitive

  • It’s on the cards that X will + infinitive


*For more phrases on this topic, please check this page.


English Phrases in Situations



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