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Rule "maybe vs. may be"

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Description: maybe vs. may be
Message: The word "maybe" is an adverb. Either a verb is missing or you meant "may be".
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maybe
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It maybe helpful in the future if Austin Energy goes combined cycle.
    Correction suggestion: may be, is maybe
  • It maybe worth our while to have him come and demonstrate the runs, and explain the modelling algorithm to the larger group.
    Correction suggestion: may be, is maybe
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • At any rate, no swears included there and if it maybe just means “I really tricked you” or whatever, then it’s really harmless.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: PRP_MAYBE_JJ [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-25 22:33:07 +0200)