We had a discussion about the meaning of "possible" and "probable" in the other question.
I know possibility refers to "can", and probability refers to "likelihood", for example we may discuss if it is possible that God exists or not (through logic and argument), but if we talk about the probability that a baby is son or daughter (there is not much logic involved)
I don't know why, but I feel if I say "It is very windy today, it is possible that tomorrow be rainy", there are some signs indicating tomorrow could be rainy, therefor the chance is not low.
However, if one say "Could the tomorrow be rainy?", I may reply "It is probable" I could talk about a probability (depending on the season this probability is low or high), even if there is no sign today.
However, if I say "probably, tomorrow is rainy", I could say there is a high chance that tomorrow is rainy.
I would like to know how much my interpretation could be valid, and is it possible that there is a difference in "probably" and "it is probable" under some circumstances or not? if not, how do you say that there is a chance for everything?
Update: OK, as now I know the meaning of "probable" as "likely" then I myself don't much credit for my claims, but I have a related question, how do you say the probability of another planet like earth, when you think the probability is very little?
- It is possible : then it may doesn't point it's low probability
- It is probable : it points a high probability, which is not the case
- Neither, (then what do you say)