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Sentence: Put your tools away, people may fall over them.

Instruction: (Use "lest")

My Answer: Put your tools away lest people may fall over them.

Is my answer grammatically correct? Has "lest" been used in a proper way?
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As far as I know, subjubctive form is used with lest.

Put your tools away lest people fall over them.(because of the possibility of)
So according to you, I am wrong. Am I?
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No, I told as far as I know, I didn't tell exactly, completely, surely....

Wait for other answers ,too then reach a conclusion.
Ritwik06Sentence: Put your tools away, people may fall over them.

Instruction: (Use "lest")

My Answer: Put your tools away lest people may fall over them.

Is my answer grammatically correct? Has "lest" been used in a proper way?

In its subjunctive use, the sentence without the "may" is correct, as Doll suggested. If the conjunction is used as that (i.e. lest replaceable by that), auxiliary like "should" or "would" may be used in the subordinate clause. For example, "I was afraid lest he should come too late to save me."
Hi,

You might want to note that 'lest' is not a commonly used word, and is rare in everyday conversation

Best wishes, Clive
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Your explanation isn't very clear to me. Kindly tell me if the following sentence is correct:

'work hard lest you may fail'

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Hi,

Your explanation isn't very clear to me. Kindly tell me if the following sentence is correct:

'work hard lest you may fail'

I wouldn't call it incorrect.

Howver, the standard usage is that 'lest' is followed by the subjunctive or by 'should'.

eg Work hard, lest you fail.

eg Work hard, lest you should fail.

Clive
Put your tools away lest people should fall over them.
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