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07 Apr 2011, 03:32
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Could some one please point out the difference between "perhaps" and "may be" (not maybe).

The Titanic was perhaps the biggest ship of its time.
The Titanic was may be the biggest ship of its time.

In the above context, "perhaps" sounds better to the ear. But i want to know the technical difference in terms of the usage of the two words.

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07 Apr 2011, 12:32
perhaps is more formal and superior here.

The Titanic was perhaps the biggest ship of its time. ---- this is correct.

gmatpapa wrote:
Could some one please point out the difference between "perhaps" and "may be" (not maybe).

The Titanic was perhaps the biggest ship of its time.
The Titanic was may be the biggest ship of its time.

In the above context, "perhaps" sounds better to the ear. But i want to know the technical difference in terms of the usage of the two words.

Thanks,
gP
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07 Apr 2011, 15:06
I think its the same case of as using "very" and "extremely"
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07 Apr 2011, 18:00
yes, perhaps sounds more formal and correct here. But I would like to know more technical differences.
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08 Apr 2011, 01:56
The sentence "perhaps" -- it is saying that Titanic was among the one of the biggest and that's sure! It could be even the biggest.

"may be" -- it's not sure that Titanic was the biggest; it is possible but not sure!!

Remarks, anyone...??
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