With a high degree of probability - should you separate it with commas?
- The introductory construction, is not a member of the sentence, is not grammatically connected with it (that is, it can be removed without significantly violating the meaning of the statement), is separated by commas. For example:
Probably, this is a poeticized outlook, and, more likely, it is developed by life itself.
- Sentence member, no commas required:
To be more likely to qualify for the exam, you are encouraged to take private lessons.
The expression "with a high degree of probability" is identical in meaning to the phrase "most likely", and in this case it acts as an introductory one. Hence, it is separated by commas:
"By writing this way, I am very likely not to make a mistake."
If the combination is built into the construction of the sentence (and this can be determined by trying to remove it from the phrase), then it cannot be isolated. It will usually be synonymous with "in this case." For example:
"With a high degree of probability, it can be assumed that the controlling services will again present their claims to retail chains."
Intonation pauses can also be a good hint. Usually they are asked in those places where you need to put a comma.
As is often the case in Russian, the setting of a comma will depend on what role this phrase plays in the sentence. Whether it is introductory or just a group of words before us.
Let's take two sentences as an example.
In order for your achievements to qualify for the main award with a high degree of probability, you need to at least double your training time and forget for a while about all other entertainments.
And one more example: By evaluating the experience of your previous victories, it is possible, with a high degree of probability, to predict the results.
If in the first case we have a group of words that are secondary members of the sentence, then in the second we have an introductory phrase.