Can and may compared

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can and may compared § 87. The use of can and may is parallel only in two meanings: possibility due to circumstances and permission. In these mean- ings, however, they are not always interchangeable for a number of various reasons.

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Can and may comparedcan and may compared 87. The use of can and may is parallel only in two meanings: possibility due to circumstances and permission. In these mean- ings, however, they are not always interchangeable for a number of various reasons.1) Thus in the meaning of possibility due to circumstances the use of may is restricted only to affirmative sentences, whereas can is found in all kinds of sentences.MayCanHe may find this book at theHe can find this book at thelibrary.library.Can he find this book at thelibrary?He cannot find this book at thelibrary.Their time ref

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