Posted by Bob on May 12, 2001
In Reply to: Perhaps and maybe. posted by Lok on May 12, 2001
: When to use perhaps and maybe, could they be interhchaged?
They're almost interchangeable. (There are scholars who insist English has no exact synonyms. None.) A child would be more likely to use Maybe, less likely to use Perhaps, perhaps because the root words May Be seem so accessible, intuitive, and immediate. Maybe is a "simpler" word. Perhaps.