Do more than likely and moreover have the same meaning?

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Do more than likely and moreover have the same meaning?

Postby elegance » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 07:24:25 -0500

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Re: Do more than likely and moreover have the same meaning?

Postby Syl » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 02:57:27 -0500

Not exactly:)

moreover

is an adverb (FORMAL)used to add information, also and more importantly:
Example: The whole report is badly written. Moreover, it's inaccurate

The Oxford dictionary online says:
more•over /mrv(r); NAmE ovr/ adv. (formal) used to introduce some new information that adds to or supports what you have said previously in addition: A talented artist, he was, moreover, a writer of some note.

more than likely
Study this example:
It’s more than likely that the thieves don’t know how much it is worth. They might refuse to let us do it, but it’s hardly likely..

Among others, "likely" has two meanings: 1. probably or apparently destined (usually fol. by an infinitive): something not likely to happen. 2. probably: We will likely stay home this evening.

Likely in the senses “probably destined” and “probably” is often preceded by a qualifying word like very, more, or quite: The board is very likely to turn down the request. The new system will more than likely increase profits.
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Re: Do more than likely and moreover have the same meaning?

Postby elegance » Sat, 26 Apr 2008 05:04:45 -0500

That is interesting, as well as informative. Thanks : )
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