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Rule "may vs many/my"

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Description: may vs many/my
Message: Did you mean the month May (capitalized) or my?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-may-vs-might/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I would like to cancel may subscription.
    Correction suggestion: May, my
  • April showers brings may flowers.
    Correction suggestion: May, my
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Getting the headlights aligned may help.
  • When I die may God give me all I deserve.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MAY_MANY_MY [3]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-03-04 16:45:55 +0000)