may modal verb (POSSIBILITY)
There may be some evidence to suggest she's guilty, but it's hardly conclusive. 也许有迹象显示她有罪，但不怎么令人信服。
- If used on delicate skin, this cream may produce a stinging sensation.
- People who suffer a stroke may experience a loss of speech.
- This afternoon we may see some wintry showers over higher ground.
- We may have to sell the house, but I hope it won't come to that.
- I worry about the destructive effect that violent films may have on children.
may modal verb (PERMISSION)
Hi, my name's Tiffany. How may I help you? “你好，我叫蒂法尼，能帮你做些什么吗？”
- Hello, may I speak to Ken Griffey senior, please?
- "Higgins, you may go now." "Very good, sir."
- Now a round of quick-fire questions - the first person to press their buzzer may answer.
- Ask your teacher if you may sit at the front of the class until your glasses are repaired.
- Excuse me - is this someone's seat, or may I sit here?