Alyosha Radyuk
Do you think the following sentences are grammatically correct? We may not go the theater, if you like, but then again we could We may not go the theater, if you like, but then again we may Thank you
Nov 8, 2019 7:38 PM
Answers · 2
On the "may" vs "could" issue, it is normal to use the same word "may/may not" and so not doing that feels unnatural and adds a little ambiguity. In a true conditional sentence, the combination of "if" and "may" is unusual and makes the sentence a bit unclear. Do you mean: "If you like, we can go to the theatre, but we can do something else if you prefer."
November 8, 2019
both are correct, but the second one sounds better. I would actually say: "we may not go to the theater, if you prefer not to, but then again we may."
November 8, 2019
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Alyosha Radyuk
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Belarusian, English, Japanese
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Belarusian, English