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    #1

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    hello...

    i would just like to ask the usage of these three words.

    he may not come to the party.
    he might not come to the party.
    he could not come to the party..

    thank you so much.

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    he may not come to the party.- it is unlikely or he is not allowed
    he might not come to the party.- there is a chance he won't come
    he could not come to the party.- he was unable to come or he is un likely to come


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    Smile Re: thanks alot..

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    Re: uses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    he could not come to the party.- he is un likely to come
    For the life of me, Tdol, I can't think of any situation where this would hold, but admittedly, I'm awfully tired. Could you give me an example please?

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    #5

    Re: uses

    In BrE, it's a possible sentence in the uncontracted form- he could (not come).

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