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There may be an easier way of solving the problem.
The injury may have caused brain damage.
I may not be able to play on Saturday.
You may be asked to show your passport.
Some fir trees may grow up to 60 feet high.
What you say may very well be true.
A small technical error may easily result in a serious accident.
It may well be that the information is not available.
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