that can exist, happen or be done
that may be, happen, or be expected
"politics is the art of the possible"
"a breakthrough may be possible next year"
"anything is possible"
"warned of possible consequences"
"a potential problem"
"possible uses of nuclear power"
The only possible place for a house in Shropshire is on a hill.
出自： E. M. Forster
A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.
出自： G. Greene
From the terrace it was possible to see the River Danube.
出自： E. Feinstein
When possible, run cold water over your wrists..in hot weather.
出自： V. Bramwell
误 It's possible to happen ...
误 It's possible to be done ...
正 It's possible ...
析 possible本身就意味着that may happen或that can be done,故不能说It's possible to happen...或It's possible to be done...。
误 He thought it was possible that she should come back that day.
正 He thought it was possible that she would〔might〕 come back that day.
误 Is it possible that she may have forgotten me?
正 Is it possible that she can have forgotten me?
误 It is impossible that you shall need any financial support.
正 It is impossible that you should need any financial support.
析 it is possible that后面通常接will〔shall〕, may, would或might,很少接should或could〔can〕,因为所表示的或者就是事实或者可能性较大。当用于否定句或疑问句时,后面则接should或can/could,对事实或可能性提出质疑或根本不相信。
误 I'll come as soon as possibly.
正 I'll come as soon as possible.
析 as...as possible是as...as it is possible缩略形式,只能用形容词possible,不可用副词possibly。
误 Are you possible to come to dinner this evening?
正 Is it possible for you to come to dinner this evening?
析 当表示“某人有可能做某事”时,须用It is/was possible for sb to- v 结构,不能用sb is/was possible to- v 结构,即possible不能以人作主语。