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    May be able versus will be able

    Is there any difference between the following 2 sentences? Can we use May BE Able & Will Be Able interchangeably.?

    1, May he be able to help you?
    2, Will he be able to help you?

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Jadoon 84; 27-Jun-2012 at 14:31.

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    Re: May be able versus will be able

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    Is there any difference between the following 2 sentences? Can we use May BE Able & Will Be Able interchangeably.?

    1, May he be able to help you?
    2, Will he be able to help you?

    Thank you very much.
    Only #2 is correct.

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    Re: May be able versus will be able

    You can say "Might he be able to help you?" meaning "Is it possible that he is able to help you?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: May be able versus will be able

    We can also say, "He may/might be able to help you" to say that it is possible that he will be able to help you. For some reason we rarely, if ever, use 'may' in the interrogative to ask about possibility.

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