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    There may be icing ....

    Can you please tell me the use of 'there may be' correct in following sentence?

    It's going to snow tomorrow.There may be icing on the ways. and Can I say ' It's possible icing on the ways'?

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    Re: There may be icing ....

    Say:
    It is going to snow tonight, and there might be ice on the roads.

    ("There may be ice on the roads" is not quite right in my humble opinion.)

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    #3

    Re: There may be icing ....



    This is a common sign.

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    #4

    Re: There may be icing ....

    Here in Michigan (where at this moment it is -8 Celsius) the weather announcers often refer to "icing" on the roads, but usually folks don't use the word that way in casual conversation. You can use Tarheel's suggestion, or say "It is going to snow tonight, the roads may/might be icy."

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    #5

    Re: There may be icing ....

    Every year about this time you hear them talk about black ice. Never mind that ice has no color.


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    Re: There may be icing ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Every year about this time you hear them talk about black ice. Never mind that ice has no color.

    (I *have* seen some anemic-looking greyish ice cubes in England when I requested some ice for my Coke, which had been served to me room temperature - a can that had been sitting on a shelf, unrefrigerated.) (Not that I'm still bitter about that experience, some 15 years ago...)

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    #7

    Re: There may be icing ....

    Copious amounts of ice is one of the birthrights of an American citizen.

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    #8

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    With Jack Daniel's.

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    #9

    Re: There may be icing ....

    Black ice is ice that is so thin that it looks like a little bit of water on the road, but is actually frozen. It's super dangerous. Yankees are familiar with it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: There may be icing ....

    "Icing" is the sugar paste coating that you put on the outside of a cake or maybe on top of a cupcake.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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