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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    Question Maybe...

    How different are the following?

    perhaps
    maybe
    probably

    Many thanks.

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    • Join Date: Jun 2009
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    #2

    Re: Maybe...

    I will say first that I am not an English teacher, but I am a native speaker.

    Perhaps = same thing as "maybe". Sometimes seen as more formal. Somewhere around a 50% chance.

    Maybe = same thing as "perhaps". Sometimes seen as less formal. Somewhere around a 50% chance.

    Probably = more likely to happen than "maybe" or "perhaps". It could be around 70 - 90% chance. There is still a change that it may not happen, however.

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