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    Cool difference between maybe and may be

    Is maybe even a word? What are the different uses for these words? Thanks

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    Re: difference between maybe and may be

    I don't know!hehe

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    Wink Re: difference between maybe and may be

    Quote Originally Posted by tubong View Post
    I don't know!hehe
    But I do!
    Maybe is an adverb (the words it is composed of are inseparable).
    May + be is a verbal phrase (the modal may and the verb be; always apart)

    Maybe I'll be present at your wedding, maybe I won't.
    I may be present at your wedding.

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