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    Here's a question about model verb!!

    Here's a question:
    --May I put my bike here?
    --No, you ________.
    A. may not B. can't C. might not D. mayn't
    The key is B.
    Do we have to answer like that when meeting such kind of question?
    I wonder whether other three are O.K. too.
    Cause in my opinon, moder verb like may and can sometimes differs in possibility.
    Is the sentence correct in grammar if other three are chosen?

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    Re: Here's a question about model verb!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Wang View Post
    May I put my bike here? .....No, you ________.

    A. may not - formally correct
    B. can't - commonly heard
    C. might not - No
    D. mayn't - Highly unlikely. Many speakers never say this.
    It's 'modal'.

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