What is difference between "Maybe" and "Probably" ? Thanks :)
Oct 20, 2012 1:30 PM
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If I say maybe something will happen, I say that it may or may not happen. I don't say anything about the chances of it happening, how likely it is to happen. If I say something will probably happen, I say that chances are good that it will happen, that it is likely to happen. I am expressing an opinion about the chances of it happening. If I say "Probably A will happen", I'm saying that maybe it will happen and it is likely. However, if I say "Maybe A will happen", then I haven't said anything about its chances. It may not be probable that it will happen, but you can't tell from the sentence.
October 20, 2012
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