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maybe /ˈmeɪbi/ adverb [sentence adverb]


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maybe
[adverb]
Synonyms: perhaps, perchance (archaic), possibly

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

maybe S1 W1 /ˈmeɪbi/ adverb [sentence adverb]

1. used to say that something may happen or may be true but you are not certain Synonym : perhaps:
Maybe it’s all just a big misunderstanding.
‘Do you think he’ll come back?’ ‘Maybe.’
Maybe they’re right, but maybe not.
You have talent, maybe even genius.
He said he’d finish the work soon – maybe tomorrow.

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In written English, people often prefer to use perhaps, because it is slightly more formal than maybe:
Perhaps this explains why the figure is so high.

2. spoken used to reply to a suggestion or idea when either you are not sure if you agree with it, or you do not want to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’:
‘I think Sheila would be an excellent manager.’ ‘Maybe.’

3. used to show that you are not sure of an amount or number:
The problems really started maybe two or three years ago.
He looked like he was thirty, maybe thirty-five years old.

4. spoken used to make a suggestion you are not quite sure about:
If the bill doesn’t seem right, maybe you should give them a call.
Maybe I can ride the bicycle and follow you.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

maybe
adverb
1.
BAD: Maybe you'll find the film very boring.
GOOD: You may find the film very boring.
BAD: Maybe you will have problems breathing.
GOOD: You may have problems breathing.

Usage Note:
Instead of using maybe ... will , use may + infinitive: 'They may decide that our offer is too low, of course.'

2.
DUBIOUS: Maybe this helps to explain why there are so many divorces.
GOOD: Perhaps this helps to explain why there are so many divorces.

Usage Note:
Maybe is used mainly in informal styles: 'Maybe you should see a doctor.'
Perhaps is used in all styles: 'Perhaps he's gone home already.' 'Perhaps there are other factors that need to be considered.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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