Choosing between a lo mejor/igual/lo mismo to express doubt

ClaireC1Kwiziq community member

Choosing between a lo mejor/igual/lo mismo to express doubt

From the examples given it's hard to tell why a native speaker would choose one of these adverbs in preference to another one in any given situation. Is there any guidance on this? Why would I choose 'igual' over 'lo mismo', for example, if they both mean the same thing?  

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Claire

There is no specific reason to use one over the others. As we state in the lesson: "A lo mejor, igual and lo mismo are all interchangeable and equally colloquial." Using one or the other is up to the speaker. They are synonyms. I use them all myself, as a native.

Saludos

Inma

Choosing between a lo mejor/igual/lo mismo to express doubt

From the examples given it's hard to tell why a native speaker would choose one of these adverbs in preference to another one in any given situation. Is there any guidance on this? Why would I choose 'igual' over 'lo mismo', for example, if they both mean the same thing?  

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