There are two possible outcomes, which the film shows one after the other.
Now consider two other possible outcomes, as shown in figure 12.5.
And even if this possible outcome starts to look a more likely one, we should not give up hope.
I have to say that this is the best of all possible outcomes.
But remember, my job is to get the best possible outcome.
Not even before it started, back when there were still other possible outcomes.
What if we don't know the number of possible outcomes?
In my view, therefore, this is the only possible outcome, given what has happened.
And so, perhaps, this was in fact the best of all possible outcomes.
When a child is brought up in a language contact situation there are many possible outcomes.