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May/Might


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These modal verbs describe either possible actions (like can/could) or something that will occur in the future.

May and might are interchangeable, but only might is used when the event is imaginary


Sample Usage

I may go to the movie tonight.
(There is a possibility of my going to a movie.)

I might throw this computer out the window.
(There is a possibility of me throwing this computer out the window)

If I had studied harder for the test, I might have received a passing score.
(I didn’t study hard enough, so I didn’t receive a passing score.)


When referring to the past, the verb “have” must be used in the construction.

She might have been taking a shower when you called.
They may have finished the exercise by now. I’ll go and check.




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