Can I use Maybe after the subject?

She maybe is his wife.

Or It is come before the subject only.

Maybe she is his wife.


Of all the places to put maybe, that one is the least used, and would sound as though you are trying to draw specific attention to the word maybe, for example to correct another person for possibly jumping to the wrong conclusion.

Maybe she's his wife.

She's his wife, maybe.

She's maybe his wife.

She maybe is his wife. unusual location


I think you want to write "She may be his wife" which has the same meaning as "Maybe she is his wife"

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    Thank you, but I meant "maybe" as adverb not "may be" as modal verb with auxiliary "be" verb
    – Shannak
    Apr 2 '17 at 6:15
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    @Shannak Dargon is correct, you cannot have the adverb "maybe" before is, the adverb "maybe" usually goes in front position. But you can use may+V to express exactly the same thing. You might find this page useful.
    – None
    Apr 2 '17 at 7:07
  • @Laure I would agree that she maybe is his wife is not idiomatic. Though the beauty of English is that there are usually a number of different ways of saying the same thing. There is nothing wrong with saying Maybe she is his wife or Perhaps she is his wife, or even She, perhaps, is his wife.
    – WS2
    Apr 2 '17 at 8:00
  • @Laure I apologise. My remark was essentially addressed to Dargon's answer, which seemed a trifle specific in saying "I think you want to write...".
    – WS2
    Apr 2 '17 at 14:19
  • @WS2 No problem.
    – None
    Apr 2 '17 at 14:28

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