May Grammar > Verbs > Modal verbs and modality > May de English Grammar Today May: forms Affirmative (+) form May comes first in the verb phrase (after the subject and before another verb): It may be possible for him to get home tonight. May can’t be used with another modal verb: This may hurt you.
Permission We use may to ask for, give and refuse permission. It is quite formal. Can, could and may are all used to ask for permission. May is the most formal/polite and could is more formal and polite than can. Possibility We use may to refer to weak possibility in the present and future: The economy may go up or down in the next year.
Maybe /ˈmeɪbi/ is an adverb and it means the same as perhaps. It is written as one word: …. In the phrase may be /meɪ bi:/ may is a modal verb and be is a main or auxiliary verb. Here may and be are two separate words, whereas maybe is one word: ….
Maybe /ˈmeɪbi/ is an adverb and it means the same as perhaps. It is written as one word: …. May be. In the phrase may be /meɪ bi:/ may is a modal verb and be is a main or auxiliary verb. Here may and be are two separate words, whereas maybe is one word: ….
Contenido. traducir may: poder, poder, mayo, puede que, podría, poder, mayo [masculine, singular]. Más información en el diccionario inglés-español.
Definición del verbo modal may Como la mayoría de los modal verbs, el verbo modal may es un verbo auxiliar y debe siempre ir acompañado de otro verbo con significado propio y en modo infinitivo (sin to). En español, su significado es: ‘podría’, ‘puede que’ o ‘quizás’. Ejemplos: I may play the piano when I get home.
We use may: when we are not sure about something in the present or future: Jack may be coming to see us tomorrow. (= Perhaps Jack will come to see us tomorrow.) Oh dear! It's half past ten. We may be late for the meeting. (= Perhaps we will be late for the meeting.) She's had no sleep. She may be tired. (= Perhaps she is tired.)