MAY (Auxiliary Verb)
Permission or admission
- - may indicate approval to do something
(ex) May I smoke here? Yes, you can.
- - We can use may to say that something is a possibility
may + verb word ----- Events in present
may + have + past participle ----- Events in past
(ex) She may be clever.
= It is possible that she is rich.
(ex) She may have missed her train.
= It is possible that she missed her train.
Express wishes or hopes
- - Expressing your wishes or hopes
May + Subject + verb word
(ex) May you have lots of money.
(ex) May you meet good
- - may as well is idiom
- You can use might as well also
well + verb word = had better + verb word
= should + verb word
(ex) I may as well go now not to be late.
(ex) A taxi is so expensive so you might as well get a subway.