'may' that problem not stop you

  • Oahawhool

    Member
    New Jersey 70's English
    Would it be correct to say: 'may that (problem) not stop you'?
    If you are saying goodbye to a friend and the 'problem' was their acne on the face, and your friend was going for a job interview, then yes, you can say
    'may that acne not stop you' from getting the job.

    If you mean a different scenario, then you should describe it more.
     

    se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Would it be correct to say: 'may that (problem) not stop you'?
    It would be correct, but it is not really part of everyday spoken language to express hopes, wishes or recommendations with May... in this way. It would be more usual to hear
    Don't let that problem stop you or
    I hope that problem doesn't stop you.
     
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