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    #1

    Please...

    Which is right, do or may?

    We all know from experience that some of our dreams seem to be related to daily problems, some are vague and incoherent, and some are anxiety dreams that occur when we are worried or depressed. But whatever the source of the images in our sleeping brains may be, we need to be cautious about interpreting our own dreams or anyone else's. A recent study of people showed that individuals are biased and self-serving in their dream interpretations, accepting those that fit in with their preexisting beliefs or needs and reject those that do not. For example, they will give more weight to a dream in which God commands them to take a year off to travel the world than one in which God commands them to take a year off to work in a relief camp. Our biased interpretations may tell us more about ourselves than (do/may) our actual dreams.


    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Please...

    Actually, I would phrase it this way:

    Our biased interpretations may tell us more about ourselves than our actual dreams do.

    ;)

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    #3

    Re: Please...

    I would prefer "Our biased interpretations might tell us more about ourselves than do our actual dreams/than our actual dreams do".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please...

    bustler, please note that a better title would have been than do/may our actual dreams.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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