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    Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Kindly place the execution file on live system so that it may be tested.

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    #2

    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bit3034 View Post
    Kindly place the execution file on live system so that it may be tested.
    I guess this means something like "Upload the executable file onto the system so that it may be tested."
    Yes, the usage of 'may' is correct.

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    What about the usage of "kindly"? It seems unnatural to me. I'd use please or some other polite way of asking.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    What about the usage of "kindly"? It seems unnatural to me. I'd use please or some other polite way of asking.
    It's fine with "kindly".

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Thanx Buddy

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bit3034 View Post
    Thanks Buddy
    Your thanks are appreciated, bit3034, but please don't use "text speak" on the forum.

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    What about the usage of "kindly"? It seems unnatural to me. I'd use please or some other polite way of asking.
    Hi CarloSsS,

    Haven't you noticed this expression is mainly used by member from Asia? I guess they just use the translation of their commom addressing formula.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi CarloSsS,

    Haven't you noticed this expression is mainly used by member from Asia? I guess they just use the translation of their commom addressing formula.

    charliedeut
    Yes, I have. That is why I asked. I don't have any recollection of hearing kindly used like that. I also think that it's a literal translation, but apparently it's all right to use kindly like that. Here kindly - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com -- the second usage would correspond and it. No wonder I've never heard it used like that, according to OALD it's old-fashioned and formal at that.
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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your thanks are appreciated, bit3034, but please don't use "text speak" on the forum.
    Is writing "Buddy" with capital "B" all right, or did you just overlook it?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Is the usage of "may" correct in the given sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Is writing "Buddy" with capital "B" all right, or did you just overlook it?
    I would have changed it to lower case.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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