Hello!I need help with the right usage of modal verbs could and may. Which sentence sound better and more correct? "This is the worst experience you may have" or "This is the worst experience you could have". Thank you!
Actually, I think that being bullied is the worst thing that a child can be subjected to (speaking as a mother whose child was bullied, although fortunately not badly), but I admit that is a subjective opinion. It is not guaranteed that a child will be bullied at school: I would use 'may' in that context (i.e. your child may be bullied at school).
If however you believe that bullying is possibly (and therefore not certainly) the worst thing a child can experience at school, I'd use could. If you consider it an ever remoter possibility, I'd use may.