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    might/may

    "I might be seventy-five years old and my shoulders might feel as if they are attached at the joint with fish-hooks, but the new kidney they grew me is still processing fluids just fine, thank you" From a novel called A Friend of the Earth by Boyle.

    Why does the author use might not may?
    I have learned might expresses strong doubt and I don't think he doubts his age or what his shoulders feel?

    Why does he say grew me not grew in me?

    Thank you

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    Re: might/may

    might...but

    spoken


    used for saying that although something is perhaps true, this does not change the main fact that you are stating

    Armstrong might not be a great player, but hes a good captain.

    This might sound crazy, but I think someone is following me.




    or as Happy Bunny would say: "I might be psycho, but I'm cute"

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    Re: might/may

    Thank you

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