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pos•si•bly(ˈpɒs ə bli)
Possible is an adjective. If something is possible, it can be done or achieved.
Possible is often used in expressions such as as soon as possible and as much as possible. If you do something as soon as possible, you do it as soon as you can.
Don't say 'as soon as possibly'.
You also use possible to say that something may be true or correct.
Possibly is an adverb. You use possibly to show that you are not sure about something.
You also use possibly when you are asking someone to do something in a very polite way. For example, you say 'Could you possibly carry this for me?'
|Adv.||1.||possibly - by chance; "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"|
|2.||possibly - to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means; "they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"|
impossibly - to a degree impossible of achievement; "long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation"; "impossibly far from sources of supply"
I go as often as I possibly can → voy siempre que puedo, voy lo más a menudo posible
how can I possibly come tomorrow? → ¿cómo voy a poder venir mañana?
could you possibly come another day? → ¿le sería posible venir otro día?, ¿podría venir otro día?
I can't possibly eat all this → me es totalmente imposible comer todo esto
I couldn't possibly allow it → de ninguna manera lo voy a permitir
it can't possibly be true! → ¡no puede ser verdad!
she will do everything she possibly can to help you → hará todo lo que esté en su mano or todo lo que pueda para ayudarte
he never does it if he can possibly help it → siempre que puede evitarlo lo evita
Are you coming to the party? - Possibly → Est-ce que tu viens à la soirée? - Peut-être.
I can't possibly come → Je ne peux vraiment pas venir.
I can't possibly do that → Je ne peux vraiment pas faire ça.
to do everything one possibly can → faire tout son possible
The police? What could they possibly want with me? → La police ? Qu'est-ce qu'ils peuvent bien me vouloir ?
How can they possibly eat that stuff? → Mais comment peuvent-il manger ce truc-là ?
What could this possibly mean? → Qu'est-ce que ça peut bien vouloir dire ?
He couldn't possibly have said that! → Il n'a pas pu dire une chose pareille !
as often as I possibly can → quanto più spesso posso
how can I possibly? → come posso?
I cannot possibly do it → non posso assolutamente or proprio farlo
could you possibly...? → potresti...?
if you possibly can → se le è possibile