Example sentences of "i [modal v] [verb] [pron] " in BNC.

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1 On the other hand if I am in a drama experience my own actions and things about me may trap me into believing I am in an actual event .
2 Making love to me may help you to forget for a while , but it wo n't change the feelings you obviously still have for her , whether you care to admit it or not . ’
3 I am prepared to accept that anyone who knows me may dislike me , but when someone who can not dislike me because they do n't know me , attacks me , I collapse inside , I lose eloquence , I get frightened , sometimes I cry .
4 ‘ I think all the businessmen sitting around me must think I am mad .
5 Mick and me must drive them all there .
6 In fact you said er again if if I may offer you one of your quotes erm , If you have back benchers who wo n't support you , that limits governments abilities to take decisions .
7 In order to be as free as possible , that my will have the greatest possible range consistent with the similar will of others , it is necessary that there be a way in which I may commit myself … .
8 Erm and I think I may do one in the middle of there and then leave that s like that .
9 In our various parties , organizations and institutions therefore we urgently need to recognize that most of our programmes , not least the programmes of our conferences and synods if I may leave you together in sin brothers and sisters
10 Shakespeare must have thought them common enough : in As You Like It a frustrated Rosalind says , ‘ I prithee , take thy cork out of thy mouth that I may drink thy tidings . ’
11 For what 's is worth , as a motorist , I may tell you I 'm thirty years standing , and I explained to the people when I phoned your office up , I 've had thirty years standing as a driver , I check my oil , I check my water , I lost no compression , no water .
12 I may modify my behaviour to conform to the expectations of the group , and I will do so in a much shorter time than I would in a one-to-one relationship .
13 I may treat you as a grown-up person , may I not ?
14 Just as he did earlier in the chapter , he warns Moses and Aaron to ‘ Get away from the midst of this congregation , that I may consume them in a moment . ’
15 But then I may fuse my gun …
16 Well whatever it , I would like to do after this , my discussion with them on Thursday I may bring it down I do n't know what way , what they 're going to throw in cos I wo n't be
17 When she touches me , I shall be hers for all time , and when she touches me , I shall be so hungry for her , that I may hurt her .
18 But I did n't mean it then , and who knows , I may mean it now .
19 Who knows , one day I may marry her .
20 ‘ I would have had no objection to telling them the position , in all honesty we could have done that and I may give them advance warning next year . ’
21 I should add that there are also a great many flowers that seem to have rather negative meanings , such as the lovely little lawn daisy , which apparently means ‘ delay ’ , or ‘ return after a few days when I may give you an answer ’ — not necessarily the most suitable text to put on a bookmark .
22 The thing is , Bob , if I may give you some advice based on long and hard experience , not to start off by renting somewhere , if you can possibly avoid it . ’
23 if I may give you a word of advice , you may think it 's rude , but when Mr is asking questions try not to turn down towards him , if you try and face across the jury , that 's what carries the voice if you 're looking at them , if you turn to your left , a bit of your head goes down a bit , it 's only natural , you 're not as used to courts as Mr is , er , he , he , your , it , your voice smothers , it 's not a question of shouting it 's just looking in the right direction , yes Mr go on
24 ‘ Are you afraid I may burn my fingers ? ’
25 Yes , in Vienna , a lady , I will not say her name but assure you that any conversation I had with poor little Mrs Crump was most decidedly not on this subject and not about this lady — she has clearly clutched at a reference and taken it for a confidence — in Vienna , this lady of , I may admit it , royal connection , formed an attachment for me which was not reciprocated but proved most difficult to disengage .
26 Give me the Lady Fand , that I may bear her to a fitting place . ’
27 If I sit here alone I may reach it yet . "
28 His head was full of sentences he was going to write to Hilary when he had the time to put pen to paper : I may remind you that I never asked you for a penny towards the summer gas bill … do you think I am made of stone ? … surely I deserve better consideration … who listened for hours when you had that disagreement at Bromley over Fortescue upstaging you in She Stoops to Conquer … have you forgotten that it was I , when your mother had her second stroke , who travelled with her in the ambulance and went back on the bus to collect her plaster replica of the Sacred Heart ?
29 ‘ Perhaps I may remind you , Karl , ’ said Busacher waspishly , ‘ that the choice of this revival was yours .
30 I shall not be gratified for a benefit , although I may return it in the hope of future benefits ; similarly I shall not avenge injuries except as a deterrent to future injuries .
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