WOTW: maybe

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triplo word of the week - maybe

 

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!

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First, as an adverb.

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- 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)

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Let’s have a look at ‘maybe’ as a noun now:

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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.)

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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:

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- [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.

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発音は/ˈmeɪbi/とか/ˈmeɪbiː/です。また来週!

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