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modal verb
  1. 1
    used for showing possibility
    1. b.
      formal used for saying that it is possible to do something in a particular way

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  2. 2
    be allowed to do something
    1. a.
      spoken used for politely asking someone to let you do something

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    2. b.
      formal used for saying that something is allowed

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  3. 6
    formal used for expressing a hope or a wish

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