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<< tokorowo | tomokaku >>

とも限らない [ともかぎらない] (tomokagiranai)
    Meaning: there's a chance that, it could be that
    Example: There's a chance I might be transfered overseas in the future, so I'm going to learn English.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: leviathon

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Informal clause + とは限らない/とも限らない

With 〜とは限らない、what comes before is not 100% guaranteed.

With 〜ないとも限らない what comes before it is not unlikely to happen (i.e. there is a possibility).

は or も? - も is for emphasis.
 
(leviathon)

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ex #7851   将来海外に転勤しないとも限らないから、英語を勉強しておこう。 
There's a chance I'll get transferred overseas in the future, so I'm going to learn English.  
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(leviathon)
ex #7852   試験の日に、風邪をひかないとも限らない 
You never know, you might end up catching a cold on the day of the test.  
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ex #7853   彼らが、明日の試合に絶対勝てるとは限らない。 
There's no guarantee they are going to win tomorrow's match.  
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