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    Re: May\might

    It must be certainly second one that we dont know exactly whether he is dead or he is not.This one is true that you can be sure.

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    Re: May\might

    There is only a slight difference between ''might'' and ''may'', which is of no distinctive significance in this case. But in colloquial respect, you might be right.

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    Re: May\might

    he could have died. means he had been subjected to death but didn't die.

    he might have diead. means maybe, he has died . we don't know whether he is alive or not

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    Re: May\might

    Hi Friends,
    This my opinion, actually not opinion my desicion:
    may have done-might have done =same meaning

    Example: Why wasn't Mary in class?
    a)100% She was sick (The speaker is sure)

    b) 95% She must have been sick (The speaker is making a logical
    conclusion,''I saw Mary yesterday
    found out that she was sick.I
    assume that is the reason why
    she was absent.I can't think of
    any other good reason'')

    c)Less than 50% (The speaker is mentioning one
    possibility.)
    c1)She may have been sick
    c2)She might have been sick
    c3)She could have been sick

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    Re: May\might

    Your RonBee has it right . Again.

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    Re: May\might

    is might a past tense?

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    Re: May\might

    Quote Originally Posted by Saad_1 View Post
    is might a past tense?
    Certainly not, it is future tense.

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    Hi!
    I would like to know through someone opinion if I am wrong about my supposition. May and Might are auxiliar verbs. So, "might" is the past tense of "may". Then, if I say: "He might have died in the accident" I 'm talking about a fact occurring sometime in the past, which indicates I don't get any doubt he is alive. But if I say " He may have died in the accident". I am refering a present doubt that I get about. So, I don't know if he is alive or dead yet.

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    Re: May\might

    Might have died -- means we don't know if he is alive or not.
    Could have died -- he could die , but survived.

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    Re: May\might

    Might have -- we don't know.

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