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    Maybe and might be

    Dear Teacher,


    I am always confuseing whenever using maybe and might be. so please tell me exact where I can use maybe and might be with examples.

    Give me some nice examples like my last post answer...

    Example:- may be I will come to duty tommrrow
    might be I will come to duty tommrrow

    there is any diffrences between these above two sentences? please let me know fast.

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    "maybe" is an adverb meaning perhaps, and "may" "might" are helping verbs.

    so, you'd want to say:

    Maybe, I'll be at work (on duty) tomorrow.

    It may be that I'll be at work (on duty) tomorrow.
    It might be that I'd be at work (on duty) tomorrow.
    Last edited by yuriya; 26-Apr-2010 at 15:19.

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Quote Originally Posted by yuriya View Post
    "maybe" is an adverb meaning probably, and "may" "might" are helping verbs.

    so, you'd want to say:

    Maybe, I'll be at work (on duty) tomorrow.

    It may be that I'll be at work (on duty) tomorrow.
    It might be that I'd be at work (on duty) tomorrow.

    thank you,

    but i didnt get what are you going to say?

    may be (using as a adverb-probably)

    so..what about might be (helping the verb-is it confirm?)

    please give some nice example which is i can understand eassily.

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Quote Originally Posted by letsrock View Post
    Dear Teacher,


    I am always confused when using maybe and might be. Please tell me exactly where I can use maybe and might be; with examples.

    Please give me some nice examples like my last post answer.

    Example:- Maybe I will come to duty tomorrow. This is correct.
    might be I will come to duty tomorrow This is incorrect.

    Are there any differences between these two sentences? Please let me know quickly.
    "Maybe" in this case is one word meaning "perhaps".
    You could say, "It might be (the case that) I will..."
    I'm not sure about "come to duty", try "come to work".

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Maybe" in this case is one word meaning "perhaps".
    You could say, "It might be (the case that) I will..."
    I'm not sure about "come to duty", try "come to work".

    Thank You very much for nice answer.

    but if you dont mind can i have some other examples for maybe and might be. if i get some examples it will be help me alot.

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Quote Originally Posted by letsrock View Post
    Thank You very much for nice answer.

    but if you dont mind can i have some other examples for maybe and might be. if i get some examples it will be help me alot.
    I think you're still missing the main point. "Maybe" is not "May be".
    There is no contrast between "maybe" and "might be". They are completely different structures.

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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think you're still missing the main point. "Maybe" is not "May be".
    There is no contrast between "maybe" and "might be". They are completely different structures.
    sorry its not may be its maybe. so tell me the diffrence between this two word with examples.

    maybe means perhaps,
    might be means i will?

    but give some examples..please


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    Re: Maybe and might be

    Examples of "maybe" (an adverb):
    Maybe I'll stay home tomorrow.
    Maybe he's gay.
    Maybe the lecture hasn't started yet.

    Examples of "might be" (a modal + main verb):
    "He might be the criminal the police are looking for."
    "I'm not claiming it's true, but it might be."
    "This mountain might be the highest point in the country."

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