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    maybe with may/might


    Is it OK to use the words 'maybe, perhaps and possible' with 'may and might'? For example:

    1- Maybe it may rain.
    2- Maybe it might rain.
    3- Possibly it may/might rain.


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    Re: maybe with may/might

    It's not good form.

    It may rain.
    It looks like it might rain.

    We aren't certain to lose the game. Maybe it will rain and the game will be cancelled.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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