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    may be and maybe

    PLS explain the difference between may be and maybe.
    thank you in advance.
    Last edited by white82; 13-Jan-2009 at 17:47.

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    Smile Re: may be and maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by white82 View Post
    PLS explain the difference between may be and maybe.
    thank you in advance.
    Maybe (= perhaps) is an adverb modyfing the whole sentence; may be is a structure consisting of two verbs, may and be, introducing a possibility of somebody or something being something.

    She may be a doctor.
    Maybe she is a doctor.

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    Re: may be and maybe

    thank you! engee30!!

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