May-Modal Auxiliary Verb in English Grammar

  • It is easy to learn and understand English Grammar compared to other languages of the world.
  • May is one of the Modal Auxiliary Verbs.
  • It is pronounced as /mei/.
  • Uses of May:
  • May is used in three different Situations.

A: May is used to indicate something what we call is not certain or indefinite.
It is used to show possibility.
Might can also be used for the same
  1. There are clouds in the sky. It may rain. (may not rain too-possibility)
  2. I am not free. I may not send a post today. (may send too-not certain)
  3. There may be heavy rain in the North area. (means not sure-may not be too)
'May' in Gujarati to Explain Possibility.

B: May is used to get permission.
  1. May I come in, sir?
  2. May I use your cell phone?
  3. May we go to play, mom?
  4. May Pinky wear your dress, Julie?
'May' in Gujarati to get Permission.

C: May is used for blessing:
  1. May you live long !
  2. May your wish come true !
  3. May god bless you !
  4. May his soul live in peace !

'May' in Gujarati for Blessing.

Sentence pattern :

Affirmative : Subject + may + v-1 + object or other words.
Negative : Subject + may not + v-1 + object or other words.
Interrogative: May + subject + v-1 + object or other words ?
Optative : May + subject + v-1 ! or . 

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