maybe | perhaps

A2 Point 13 in the category of MODALITY/adverbs:

certainty and possibility (‘maybe’, ‘perhaps’), before a clause or ellipted clause.

*Note that ‘maybe’ is also listed at A1.

And ‘perhaps’ is A2 in the EVP regardless of position.


An iWeb search for:

. maybe|perhaps * * *

1 . MAYBE IT ‘S BECAUSE 2541
2 . MAYBE IT ‘S THE 2491
3 . MAYBE IT ‘S JUST 2351
4 . MAYBE IT ‘S A 2103
5 . MAYBE YOU WANT TO 1979
6 . MAYBE THAT ‘S WHY 1958
7 . MAYBE IT WAS THE 1669

8 . PERHAPS ONE OF THE 1550

PELIC STUDENT:

Perhaps one of the most controversial rules is the death penalty.

Arabic male level 5 writing class.

 


9 . MAYBE I ‘M JUST 1351
10 . PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY , 1344
11 . PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT 1256
12 . MAYBE IT ‘S TIME 1217
13 . MAYBE YOU HAVE A 1191
14 . MAYBE I NEED TO 1106
15 . MAYBE THERE IS A 1103
16 . PERHAPS THIS IS WHY 1097
17 . PERHAPS THERE IS A 985
18 . MAYBE YOU NEED TO 980
19 . MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE 946
20 . MAYBE IT WAS A 928
21 . PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANTLY , 916
22 . PERHAPS IT WAS THE 899
23 . MAYBE IT WAS JUST 898
24 . MAYBE IT ‘S NOT 883
25 . PERHAPS THAT ‘S WHY 868
26 . PERHAPS YOU WANT TO 856
27 . MAYBE YOU DO N’T 846
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29 . PERHAPS THIS IS THE 833
30 . MAYBE , JUST MAYBE 809
31 . PERHAPS IT WOULD BE 790
32 . PERHAPS THAT IS WHY 781
33 . PERHAPS IT ‘S BECAUSE 777
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35 . MAYBE IT WAS BECAUSE 764
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38 . MAYBE IT WOULD BE 736
39 . PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS 707
40 . PERHAPS THIS IS A 705
41 . MAYBE IT WILL BE 698
42 . MAYBE THIS IS A 697
43 . PERHAPS THIS IS BECAUSE 694
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45 . MAYBE YOU DO NT 638
46 . MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE 625
47 . PERHAPS YOU HAVE A 623
48 . PERHAPS IT IS A 620
49 . PERHAPS YOU NEED TO 616
50 . PERHAPS IT IS BECAUSE 601
51 . MAYBE ONE OF THE 599
52 . PERHAPS IT ‘S A 595
53 . MAYBE IT IS A 583
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55 . MAYBE THAT ‘S WHAT 571
56 . MAYBE IN THE FUTURE 566
57 . PERHAPS IT WAS A 555
58 . MAYBE I ‘M WRONG 554
59 . MAYBE THAT IS WHY 550
60 . MAYBE I SHOULD JUST 544
61 . MAYBE I ‘LL TRY 528
62 . MAYBE THEY DO N’T 521
63 . MAYBE THIS IS WHY 516
64 . PERHAPS IT ‘S TIME 507
65 . MAYBE SOME OF THE 504
66 . MAYBE IT IS JUST 490
67 . PERHAPS I SHOULD HAVE 490
68 . PERHAPS IT IS TIME 489
69 . MAYBE ONE DAY I 484
70 . MAYBE ITS TIME TO 476
71 . MAYBE ITS BECAUSE I 467
72 . PERHAPS THE BEST WAY 459
73 . MAYBE IT IS TIME 436
74 . MAYBE WE NEED TO 434
75 . MAYBE ITS JUST ME 426
76 . MAYBE THAT ‘S BECAUSE 426
77 . MAYBE YOU CAN GET 418
78 . PERHAPS IT WAS BECAUSE 412
79 . PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING 411
80 . MAYBE I ‘LL JUST 385
81 . MAYBE THAT ‘S JUST 385
82 . MAYBE I ‘LL GET 382
83 . MAYBE I ‘M NOT 382
84 . PERHAPS IT ‘S JUST 372
85 . PERHAPS SOME OF THE 370
86 . MAYBE I AM JUST 368
87 . MAYBE I SHOULD TRY 364
88 . MAYBE THAT ‘S A 364
89 . MAYBE THERE WILL BE 364
90 . MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING 355
91 . MAYBE I JUST NEED 354
92 . MAYBE SOME OF YOU 353
93 . MAYBE YOU CAN HELP 351
94 . PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT 341
95 . MAYBE THIS WILL HELP 336
96 . PERHAPS IT WILL BE 336
97 . PERHAPS NOT SURPRISINGLY , 336
98 . MAYBE YOU CAN FIND 326
99 . MAYBE IT COULD BE 325
100 . MAYBE I CAN GET 324


A2:

could, future, just, maybe, most, perhaps, should, try, way