English: may

English verb 'may' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to may
Participle: Gerund: maying

Indicative

Present

Imay
youmay
he;she;itmay
wemay
youmay
theymay

Perfect

Past

Imight
youmight
he;she;itmight
wemight
youmight
theymight

Pluperfect

Future

Iwill may
youwill may
he;she;itwill may
wewill may
youwill may
theywill may

Future perfect

Iwill have might
youwill have might
he;she;itwill have might
wewill have might
youwill have might
theywill have might

Subjunctive

Present

Imay
youmay
he;she;itmay
wemay
youmay
theymay

Perfect

Ihave might
youhave might
he;she;ithave might
wehave might
youhave might
theyhave might

Imperfect

Imight
youmight
he;she;itmight
wemight
youmight
theymight

Pluperfect

Ihad might
youhad might
he;she;ithad might
wehad might
youhad might
theyhad might

Conditional

Present

Iwould may
youwould may
he;she;itwould may
wewould may
youwould may
theywould may

Perfect

Iwould have might
youwould have might
he;she;itwould have might
wewould have might
youwould have might
theywould have might

Imperative

youmay
weLet's may
youmay

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam maying
youare maying
he;she;itis maying
weare maying
youare maying
theyare maying

Perfect

Ihave been maying
youhave been maying
he;she;ithas been maying
wehave been maying
youhave been maying
theyhave been maying

Past

Iwas maying
youwere maying
he;she;itwas maying
wewere maying
youwere maying
theywere maying

Pluperfect

Ihad been maying
youhad been maying
he;she;ithad been maying
wehad been maying
youhad been maying
theyhad been maying

Future

Iwill be maying
youwill be maying
he;she;itwill be maying
wewill be maying
youwill be maying
theywill be maying

Future perfect

Iwill have been maying
youwill have been maying
he;she;itwill have been maying
wewill have been maying
youwill have been maying
theywill have been maying

Conditional

Present

Iwould be maying
youwould be maying
he;she;itwould be maying
wewould be maying
youwould be maying
theywould be maying

Perfect

Iwould have been maying
youwould have been maying
he;she;itwould have been maying
wewould have been maying
youwould have been maying
theywould have been maying

Verbs conjugated like may

may,

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. mæg "I am able" (inf. magan, pt. meahte, mihte), from P.Gmc. root *mag-, inf. *maganan (cf. O.Fris. muga, O.N. mega, Du. mogen, Ger. mögen, Goth. magan "to be able"), from PIE *mogh-/*megh- "power" (cf. Gk. mekhos, makhos "means, instrument," O.C.S. mogo "to be able," mosti "power, force," Skt. mahan "great"). Also related to might (q.v.). Mayhap is 1536, from phrase (it) may hap.