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probably, maybe, perhaps, possibly March 25, 2008

Posted by ninelouis in English corner.
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maybe / perhaps :
use this when you think that
something may happen or may be true,
but you are not sure.
Perhaps is more formal than maybe.

– Maybe they’re right, but maybe not.
– The industrial revolution was, perhaps, the most important event in history.

probably :
used to say that something is likely to happen, likely to be true

– It will probably take about a week.possibly :
used when saying that something may be true or likely,
although you are not completely certain [= perhaps, maybe]

– He’s going to stay at least three weeks, possibly longer.

ว่าไปแล้วมันก็ใช้แทนกันได้นะคะ แต่อย่างที่คุณนัทหาข้อมูลมาให้ก็ดีค่ะ เหมือนให้ความรู้สึกว่าเดาแบบมีระดับต่างๆ ว่างั้น

– He’s probably too shy to ask her out.
– Perhaps, he’s too shy to ask her out.
– He’s maybe too shy to ask her out.

source : http://www.pantip.com/cafe/library
thanks :
นัท305, thaispicy



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