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  1. Unregistered
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    Are Not/ May Not ?

    1#Due to the risk of viruses, student are not allowed to bring in and use their own disks or Cds.

    2#Due to the risk of visuses, student may not allowed to bring in and use their own disks or Cds

    Could any one help me to find the difference between these sentences???

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    Sun

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    Re: Are Not/ May Not ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    1#Due to the risk of viruses, student are not allowed to bring in and use their own disks or Cds.

    2#Due to the risk of visuses, student may not allowed to bring in and use their own disks or Cds

    Could any one help me to find the difference between these sentences???

    Regards

    Sun
    " are not allowed " is passive voice.
    Students are not allowed.
    "May not be allowed " is passive voice.
    Students may not be allowed.
    "may not allowed" is not right. After the modal verb, you should use "the base form of verb".
    In this case you must use passive voice : students are not allowed by the teachers.

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    Re: Are Not/ May Not ?

    There is no need to compare two sentences when one is used and the other is not.

    Can you come up with a better phrase than "Due to the risk of viruses"?



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