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Maybe and perhaps are adverbs that mean the same thing. We use them when we think something is possible, but we are not certain. In today’s grammar, let’s look at the difference between “maybe” and “perhaps“.
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We use maybe mostly in front or end position whereas perhaps is used in front, mid and end position.
A: Have you seen my glasses? I can’t find them anywhere.
B: Maybe you left them at work.
A: Do you think these shoes are too high?
B: They are perhaps. (it’s possible but I’m not certain)
Perhaps is slightly more formal than maybe:
He was, perhaps, a little too smartly dressed for a holidaymaker.
Maybe I’ll finish work early tomorrow and go shopping with you.
Have you already known the difference between “perhaps” and “maybe? Don’t worry, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!
#1. His very last paintings are ____ the most puzzling.
#2. _____ I may be permitted a few suggestions.
That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!