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    In this sentence, is "might" negative or "come"? I mean "might" has a negative meaning or "come"?
    I might not come.
    I want to say "it's possible for me not to come." Or "maybe I will come and maybe I won't."
    I hope you understand what I asked.

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    Default Re: might not come

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    In this sentence, is "might" negative or "come"? I mean "might" has a negative meaning or "come"?
    I might not come.
    I want to say "it's possible for me not to come." Or "maybe I will come and maybe I won't."
    I hope you understand what I asked.
    "It's possible for me not to come" (which, by the way, is not very natural) and "Maybe I will come and maybe I won't" don't mean the same thing.

    I might not come = Maybe I will come and maybe I won't = I might come.

    If someone said "I might not come" I would assume that the likelihood of them not coming was higher than the likelihood of them coming.

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