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    #1

    It may rain today.

    Hi,

    It may rain today.

    Can I make the above sentence interrogative as in:

    May it rain?

    I don't think it can be used as an interrogative sentence but I am not sure.

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    #2

    Re: It may rain today.

    Do you think it will rain today?
    Does the forecast call for rain today?
    Is it supposed to rain today?

    All normal questions.
    "May it rain?" does not work.
    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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    #3

    Re: It may rain today.

    "May", to a lot of people, indicates a request for or possibility of permission.

    It might rain today.
    Might it rain today?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: It may rain today.

    I was wondering if "Might it rain today?" would sound natural in modern British English. (It would sound rather unnatural in American English.)
    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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    #5

    Re: It may rain today.

    Unnatural here too. AusE. But "It might rain today" is a natural statement.

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    #6

    Re: It may rain today.

    It's just about possible, but it doesn't sound very natural to me.

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