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Maybe and there will be

Post by Coolfish » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:30 am

Hello, everyone,

I wrote in my letter " I think maybe there will be more errors in the future ". Is this sentence right?

Hope you can help me.Thanks.

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Re: Maybe and there will be

Post by GiddyGad » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:39 am

Coolfish wrote:" I think maybe there will be more errors in the future ". Is this sentence right?
I think there could be shorter variants.
Maybe, there is more than one way to convey the same idea.
I think your sentence will be more effective without 'maybe' which is redundant. Maybe.
Maybe, your sentence is correct... if you mean what you say.

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Re: Maybe and there will be

Post by Pirate » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:33 pm

Coolfish wrote:Hello, everyone,

I wrote in my letter " I think maybe there will be more errors in the future ". Is this sentence right?

Hope you can help me.Thanks.
Yeah your sentence is grammatically correct, but "maybe there will be" sounds not very nice.

I would say: "I think there may/might be more errors in the future."

May/might can also express the future, and your time-indicator ("in the fututre") is very clear.

This is also a good suggestion:
GiddyGad wrote:I think your sentence will be more effective without 'maybe' which is redundant.

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Post by Coolfish » Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:17 am

Thanks a lot for your suggestion.

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