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Rule "may be (maybe)"

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Description: may be (maybe)
Message: Did you mean maybe (= perhaps)?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/de/grammatik/britisch-grammatik/maybe-or-may-be
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I paid (may be) an exorbitant price for this.
    Correction suggestion: maybe
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I paid (maybe) an exorbitant price.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MAY_BE [6]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-11 20:33:03 +0000)