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    Question "might", Past Simple and the Passive

    Hello
    Is this sentence correct?
    He might was stuck in a traffic jam.
    I guess this isn't. Maybe I should write:
    He might have been stuck in a traffic jam.

    Could anybody help me?

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    Re: "might", Past Simple and the Passive

    Quote Originally Posted by 126 View Post
    Hello
    Is this sentence correct?
    He might was stuck in a traffic jam.
    I guess this isn't. Maybe I should write:
    He might have been stuck in a traffic jam.

    Could anybody help me?
    (He was late) He might have been stuck in a traffic jam, (we are not sure that he was, maybe there was another reason for his lateness).

    He was stuck in a traffic jam, (we know that he was and that's why he was late).
    So you can see that "might was..." cannot go together.

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