Is likely an ly adverb?

Note also that some adjectives also end in -ly, including costly, deadly, friendly, kindly, likely, lively, manly, and timely. The modifying words very and extremely are themselves adverbs. They are called DEGREE ADVERBS because they specify the degree to which an adjective or another adverb applies.

What type of adjective is likely?

Likely is sometimes described as an adjective that looks like an adverb but it actually is an adverb too. As an adjective, it has the meaning of ‘probably going to happen’ or ‘probably true’, as in ‘The most likely cause of the fire was a discarded cigarette end’.

Where do you put likely in a sentence?

Adjective That seems to be the most likely explanation. This looks like a likely spot for a picnic. They regard him as a likely candidate for the job. Adverb He’ll very likely be late.

Is it more likely or likelier?

I think it’s probably correct to say that two-syllable adjectives/adverbs are the only ones that have two options for the formation of comparative and superlative versions. In that sense, “likelier” and “more likely” are synonymous, aand either is acceptable.

Are modal verbs likely?

Often the same modal verb is used to express different meanings….Modal verbs.

meaning which verb? example
very likely ought to The traffic isn’t heavy. We ought to be there in an hour.
possible may She may be a friend of Richard’s.
might She might be a friend of Richard’s.
could She could be a friend of Richard’s.

Is it more likely or most likely?

Janus is the greatest [person I know]. In this case “more likely” relates to greater while “most likely” relates to greatest. Because “more” is used when comparing two people, you would say: Janus is more likely to commit crime than Mike because Janus has a history of mania.