may and might In the recent post we came through the forms of might.
In this post we will discuss about “might” in more.
Remember the following points:
1. The short form of might not is might n’t but we do not use the short form.
2. We should not frame negative or positive question. Negative general questions with an appropriate interrogative will be possible.
Structure of a sentence - To reveal dissatisfaction:
Using ‘might’ in simple present tense with present form of verb.
1. You might come to the meeting on time.
(Here a nice way of conveying your displeasure when a staff comes late habitually is happening).
2. You might convey your wishes here and now.
(Here a simple present tense is used in the above sentence).
3. You might not spend your free time in your friend’s house every week end.
(Here also the same simple present tense is used).
Structure of a sentence - For a future distant possibility:
We use ‘might’ along with a present form verb for a future possibility. This sentence structure must denote the timing of the action in a coming time. Then this will be a ‘future tense’ sentence.
We denote the possibility in at present time and also in which case either it s a simple present or present continuous tense with ‘might’ and a present form of a verb.
Some of the examples are:
1. This exams might helps you in the future.
2. You might not consider this argument.
3. I might attend your music class tomorrow.
4. The bus might arrive by evening.
In all the above sentences future tense has been used.
This present tense can also be expressed in the possible forms as below.
1. My father might be wondering about my safety.
2. My brother might not be expecting me in the railway station this morning.
In all the above sentences present continuous has been used.
3. He might not believe in his professional abilities.
In the above sentence simple present tense is used.
We came to the conclusion that we use might in future and present tenses.
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In the next post we would try to learn about ‘might’ in more.
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