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EXPRESSING POSSIBILITY & IMPOSSIBILITY

Untuk mengungkapkan kemungkinan (POSSIBILITY), ada beberapa ungkapan yang digunakan:

1. There is a good chance of + (kt. Kerja bentuk –ing) …..

Example:

   There is a good chance of catching the train of you take a taxi to the station

    (Ada kemungkinan dapat menumpang kereta jika menggunakan taksi ke statsion)

   There is a good chance of having dinner with you tonight.

2. There is good chance that ……

Example: There is a good chance that Budi will pass in the UAN.

    (Ada kemungkinan Budi akan lulus Ujian Negara)

3. It is very possible that …..

4. There is possible …….

Note: Apabila menemukan ungkapan tersebut dalam sebuah percakapan atau wacana, maka ungkapan tersebut menunjukkan tetang suatu hal yang mungkin.

 

Untuk mengungkapkan ketidakmungkinan (IMPOSSIBILITY) ada beberapa ungkapan yang bias digunakan, antara lain:

1. There is not chance of + (kata kerja bentuk –ing) …..

Example: – There is no chance of going abroad

                – (Tidak mungkin pergi ke luar negeri)

2. There is a very little chance of (kata kerja bentuk –ing) …..

3. There is less chance of (kata kerja bentuk –ing) …..

4. There is impossible that ……..

5.It is very doubtful ……..

6. It is impossible ……..

Note: Apabila menemukan ungkapan tersebut dalam sebuah percakapan atau wacana, maka ungkapan tersebut menunjukkan tetang suatu hal yang tidak  mungkin.

Contoh dalam doalog:

Andi    : Where is Reza, Bud?

Budi    : He went to the zoo an hour ago

Andi    : Oh, I was too late to see him.

Budi    : There is a good chance of catching)* him if you take a taxi.

Andi    : Do you know his phone number? May be I can contact him first.

Budi    : I think there’s little chance of contacting)** him by phone.

Andi    : OK, I’ll try to catch him by taxi.

)* Ungkapan possibility,         )** Ungkapan ketidak mungkinan

 

The other expressions of Possibilities are in the box  below:

Menyatakan Kemungkinan

Menanyakan Kemungkinan

  • I think there is possibility to …
  • I sassume/believe…
  • In all probability,…
  • it is going to be possible for me to…
  • that will probably …
  • it’s quite possible …
  • Do you think he/it could…?
  • Would you say we’re capable of…?
  • Are you capable of…?
  • Are you able to…?
  • Do you have any experience of…?
  • Can you…?
  • Do you know how to…?
  • Do you think you can…?

 

 

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