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    Default may have heard versus probably have heard

    Hi all,

    What is the difference between 'may have heard versus probably have heard' ?

    for example :

    He 'may have heard' the rumour

    He 'probably have heard' the rumour

    Is there any meaning difference ?

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    Default Re: may have heard versus probably have heard

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    He 'may have heard' the rumour. With auxillary verbs like "may", the base form "have" is kept.

    He 'probably has heard' the rumour. With an adverb like "probably", say 'He probably has...'.

    Is there any difference in meaning? (is much better)
    'may" means it's possible. "probably" means a more than 50% likelihood.
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    2006

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