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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  26/SET/2010 10:32 AM
Assunto:  Verbo MAY




"Modal verbs present specific problems for both teachers and learners. Quite apart from the numerous difficulties associated with meaning, their use also differs from other verbs in a number of ways, notably:
Forming the interrogative through inversion rather than the use of the auxiliary verb ‘do’   (so ‘Can I?’ rather than *‘Do I can?’)


Forming the negative by adding ‘not’ to the modal verb rather than using the auxiliary verb ‘do’ (‘You mustn’t’ and not *‘You don’t must’)  ''



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   Thus, let´s say, DO and MAY in the same sentence/expression isn´t possible.

    I hope I have understood your question/post right, in case I have had misundertood please let me know.


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Verbo MAY  –  surei  26/SET/2010, 3:11 AM
 Verbo MAY  –  PPAULO  26/SET/2010, 10:32 AM
Verbo MAY  –  Teacher  26/SET/2010, 12:17 PM

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