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may (very) well

This page is about the collocation may (very) well

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

could or might

For example

  • It's fine this morning, but it may well rain this afternoon.

  • John Coltrane may very well be the best jazz musician who ever lived.

Note:
Related collocations include "could (very) well", "might (very) well" and "may (very) easily"

Quick Quiz

The parcel may well arrive today. It

a. must arrive today

b. might arrive today

c. may have arrived

Contributor: Matt Errey