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2. GRAMMAR


MAY / MIGHT


May and might are synonyms. May is probably more frequent in written English and might is more frequent in spoken English.
FUTURE
POSSIBILITY

(to say how
sure or
certain we
are about something)
may / might
· Jane wasn't in class today. She may be ill. (I know her and I'm almost sure she didn't come for a strong reason.)
· Jane wasn't in class today. She might be ill. (I don't know her well but I suppose that something had happen.)

· She isn't answering the phone. She may not be abailable, she may be in the bathroom. (I know her and I'm pretty sure she is at home right now.)
· She isn't answering the phone. She might not be at home. (I don't know her and I don't know if she is or not at home at this moment.)


· May I use your phone? (to ask for permission)
· May we go with you? (to ask for permission)
when you think
something is possibly true.
May is usually transtated as "puede" in Spanish, and might as "podría".


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