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BBC英语一分钟:maybe与may be有什么区别呢?

Maybe vs may be - What's the difference?

maybe与may be有什么区别呢?

Dan: Hi, everyone! What's the difference between 'maybe' and 'may be'? Well, we're going to find out in this English In A Minute.

丹:大家好!“maybe”和“maybe”有什么区别?好了,我们马上就来揭晓答案。

May is used to express possibility - usually not a very certain one. It's a modal verb so it's always followed by a bare infinitive. The bare infinitive of 'be' is... be! Using the two together, we can make a sentence: Don't call her. She may be at work!

May用来表示可能性,但通常不是很确定。它是一个情态动词,所以它总是紧跟一个不带动词不定式。be的不定式是be!让我们把两者结合起来造一个句子:不要打给她。她可能在工作!

Now, maybe is just one word. It's an adverb and it has a few uses. Most commonly, it means 'perhaps' or 'possibly'. In this case, it's often the first word in the sentence. Don’t' call her. Maybe she's at work!

现在,maybe只是一个词。它是一个副词,有几个用法。最常见的意思是“也许”或“可能”。在这种情况下,它通常是句子中的第一个单词。不给她打电话。也许她在工作!

However, put it in front of an amount to mean 'around' or 'approximately'. This video will be seen by maybe a million people. Make it happen, people!

然而,把它放在一个量数的前面表示“大约”或“大约”。这个视频可能会被一百万人看到。让我的愿望实现吧,朋友们!

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