Example sentences of "[pers pn] [modal v] [verb] a " in BNC.

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1 Handling and using them may give a sense of the past .
2 The time and effort demanded of them may put a strain on their relationship with a partner , who may have been looking forward to the years when they could be alone again as a couple .
3 In theory , the shareholders have legal control of the company , but in practice this is most often exercised by the directors who between them may have a small minority of the shares with the acquiescence of the institutions which are the major shareholders .
4 People who carry weapons into bank premises and threaten to use them must receive a severe sentence . ’
5 People are bound to miss Gary Lineker but successors like me must score a few and establish reputations of their own . ’
6 It is only that I feel I may make a new friend and be rewarded with company .
7 While all this talk of constitutional change is in the air — Kinnock proposes to abolish the House of Lords and dismember the United Kingdom , as well as to forbid the whole country from hunting — I wonder if I may make a proposal .
8 ‘ If I may make a suggestion , ’ Horowitz , also standing , addressed Evans .
9 As the start of the season is very close I wonder if I may make a few points for other readers to think about ?
10 I may make a mess of this but that does n't mean I 'm stupid .
11 As you will know I may make a reference under this section when I desire the opinion of the Court , not on the whole case but on a point arising on it .
12 If I may make a return by listening to your troubles , I am very willing to do so . ’
13 I do hope I may remain a member ?
14 A bias , if I may coin a phrase , against the obvious .
15 ‘ Actually , ’ Morton said hesitantly , ‘ if I may borrow a phrase from some distinguished bon viveur whose name I have forgotten , nowadays I like my fruit a little green . ’
16 I am very sure that you will agree with me , if I may borrow a phrase from Joyce , that we all hope that it 's not at all unlikely that George Craig will come again to preach .
17 Well , I may send a telegram if I can work a few days off at Athens .
18 If I may anticipate a point which , I know from experience , the hon. Member for Oldham , West ( Mr. Meacher ) may in due course seek to make , those increases mean that , when looked at alongside the extra help that we have made available in the past four years through income-related benefits for the less well-off families with children , which will amount to some £600 million next year , total expenditure on help to families next year will be higher than if we had simply increased child benefit each year since 1987-88 .
19 ‘ Perhaps I may discuss a closely allied problem under Amendment No. 299 , to which a number of Hon.
20 I may get a mention . ’
21 I may get a .
22 I may need a few shots before I find the mark , Khan . ’
23 I may need a bit of help .
24 Sometimes I may spend a week just looking for something I want . ’
25 I wonder whether I may ask a question relating to your personal experience rather than I B M per se .
26 Dealing generally with the question of art teaching , when addressing himself to the abortive attempt to found a Fine Art course at Oxford in 1922 , he postulated that art schools should , above all else avoid , ‘ The temptation to consider the number of students as a test of success , what I may call a kind of moral and social capitation grant .
27 She rode along , swaggering like a man , till she came to where the lane turned into the field , and there she called out as bold as brass : now , please the powers I may find a tiger in the field !
28 I can see that I may have a little difficulty explaining this first part of my story , especially to anyone not acquainted with the often bizarre rituals of academic life .
29 I may have a problem , but that is a very different matter .
30 Sir , If you please to send me a scarlet Cardinal [ a short red cloak ] , and let it be full yard long , and rather longer than a yard long , and let it be full , for it be for a large Woman , they tell me I may have a long one , and a handsome one , for 11s but I shou 'd not be willing to give more than 12s , but if you have any as long as that , either duffil or cloth , if it is cheaper , I shou 'd like it as well as , for I am not to give but 12s for it .
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