Improve Your English – Lesson 20: MAYBE I THINK

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Improve Your English – Lesson 20: MAYBE I THINK

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MAYBE I THINK

A common expression used by many students is maybe I think when they are expressing their thoughts about something.

The problem is that maybe expresses uncertainty, so using it with I think suggests that the speaker is not sure whether he thinks (or believes) what he is saying.

Don’t say: Maybe I think I will become a reporter after I graduate from university.
Do say: I think I will become a reporter after I graduate from university.
or,
Do say: Maybe I will become a reporter after I graduate from university