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AUXILIARY VERB - "MAY"
Uses of - MAY
 
It is used to ask permission/approval, to make a request/refusal, to indicate possibility and to express wish.
 
 
Examples : Possibility
It may rain today.  
Monika may be at home, or perhaps at work.  
They may come on Sunday, but I'm not sure.  
She may be my advisor next semester.  
She may be back in her office.  
I may go shopping tonight.  
 
Examples : Give permission
You may leave the class.  
You may begin the examination.  
You may go.  
 
Examples : Request permission
May I come in?  
May I use your bathroom?  
May I borrow your pen?  
May I make a phone call?  
May I leave class early?  
 
Examples : Suggestion / wishes
You may want to read over your essay again.  
Students may not borrow equipment without written permission.  
May God bless you.  
  It is used in :  
Simple present tense may
Present continuous tense may be
Present perfect tense may have
Present perfect continuous tense may have been
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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
Question Tags Yes/No Questions Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs