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A : Do you have comic book?

B: No, John may have it.


Can we say "may have" as possibility?

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A : Do you have the comic book? 'the' indicates some specific comic book.

B: No, John may have it.

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A : Do you have a comic book? 'a' indicates 'not a specific comic book.

B: No, John may have one.

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Can we say "may have" as possibility? Yes

Other possible replies by B include

eg B: No, but maybe John does.


Clive

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kumenglishCan we say "may have" as possibility?

Yes. But you must write about a definite, specific item.
And "may" is one of the modal verbs for possibility. "Might" is another.


A : Do you have my Superman comic book?

B: No, John may have it.
B: No, John might have it.


A : Do you have a comic book?

B: No, John may have one. I see him reading comic books at lunch.
B: No, John might have one. I see him reading comic books at lunch.


A : Have you seen John?

B: Not recently, he may be in the break room.

B: Not recently, he might be in the break room.


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Comments  

Yes, I think so.

'May' can be used for permission or posibility. In your sentence's context, it's for possibility.

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