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Interesting Language Discussion (English, German, Russian, Finnish, etc.)

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Offline GrAnd

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Can I ask language-related question here? ;)

What's the difference between "Maybe" and "May be"? I'm asking because some people here use one form, other people - another.
Maybe they both are correct?  May be a misunderstanding here?

Expect long post from Barney... :D
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Maybe some people just like to use "may be", though it may be that they prefer "maybe". I think it really depends on the context, "may be" is used more like a verb while "maybe" is an adverb. I don't think it's allowed to spell the adverbial form with a space, so those cases may be typos. Maybe I'm wrong, though. I'm not a native english speaker.

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Re: Interesting Language Discussion (English, German, Russian, Finnish, et
« Reply #43 on: 10 / April / 2008, 04:45:49 »
Hej,
Well imo may be is more about a probability and maybe is fully doubt.

Will you come tonight ?
Maybe <-- no idea
I may come <-- bigger odds.

But of course I'm french and I have no idea... maybe ^^


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