This is an sentence improvement question from an exercise with the bold part to be improved from the given options. The actual sentence given is

However intelligent you may be, you cannot succeed without hard work.

Among the given options you are is an option. Does using you are in place of you may be makes any difference in the sentence ? Is it any how better ?

  • What are the other options? – SovereignSun Sep 8 '17 at 7:12
  • @SovereignSun A) you are B) you should be C) you could be D) you might be E) no correction required. – user212388 Sep 8 '17 at 8:15
  • Well, the correct answer is E) - you may be is well placed and no correction required – SovereignSun Sep 8 '17 at 11:57

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