#ENGTRIVIA: THE USE OF MAY AND MIGHT

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Hello, fellas! I hope you enjoyed your Sunday.

Tonight, we’ll have #EngTrivia session.

Have you ever wondered the correct way to use may and might? Let’s talk about it in tonight’s #EngTrivia

May and Might are both modal verbs. Might is the past tense form of may. May and might are actually interchangeable (bisa saling menggantikan) in some forms of sentences. #EngTrivia

May and Might are interchangeable in these functions:

  1. To say that something is possible.

“He may be late.”

“He might be late.”

The use of might shows less possibility. #EngTrivia

 

  1. To ask for permission.

“May I use the phone?”

“Might I use the phone?”

The use of might shows more politeness. #EngTrivia

 

  1. To speculate about past activity.

“She is late. She may have missed the bus.”

“She was late. She might have missed the bus.”

The use of might shows the use of past tense. #EngTrivia

 

There’s that, fellas. Don’t hesitate to use may or might in these situations because they basically have the same meaning.

That’s all then. Good night, fellas. Enjoy your night!

Compiled and written by @iismail21 at @EnglishTips4u on January 24, 2016

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