| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
今週の #WOTW は「maybe」です。We all know ’maybe’ as an adverb, but did you now it’s alo noun? Are you ready? Maybe? OK, we’ll wait for you. Now? Cool, let’s go!
First, as an adverb.
- Maybe I will quit my job. (Perhaps; possibly.)
- He ate maybe three or four pizzas. (See above)
- Hey! I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number. So, call me, maybe. (See above)
Let’s have a look at ‘maybe’ as a noun now:
A: Are you going to the party?
B: I’m very tired, but I do like parties…
A: Is that a yes?
B: It’s a maybe.
(A mere possibility or probability.)
Now, ‘maybe’ is also used in a phrase to admit the truth of a point in an argument before introducing another, more important point. It goes so:
- [that's as maybe]
A: Avocado is delicious and a very healthy fruit.
B: Well, that’s as maybe, but I’d rather eat local food. Bringing avocados from Mexico is not good for the environment.