When to use Perhaps in English? – English Grammar Lesson

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2016年3月21日
Blog : http://www.learnex.in/using-perhaps-i...
Website : http://www.letstalkacademy.in
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast

Perhaps: is more formal than ‘maybe’. It is used when you are uncertain about something.

Example: Perhaps we have met before. (you aren’t sure)
Example: There were perhaps 350 people at the stadium. ( used before an amount or a number you are uncertain about)
Example: You look don’t look well, perhaps you should go to the doctor. (make a suggestion or give advice)
Example: Perhaps it would be better if he resigned from his position. (subtle advice)
Example: It is perhaps not a good idea for a seven year old to us a calculator.
Example: Perhaps we could go out for a meal sometimes.