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    #1

    may or might

    Is this sentence correct?

    We might not gonna see each other again.

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    #2

    Re: may or might

    Quote Originally Posted by Momo7 View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    We might not gonna see each other again.
    It is now.

    PS: "We're not gonna see each other again", although slangy, would also be a possibility.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: may or might

    when to use might and may?

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    #4

    Re: may or might

    I am not a teacher

    gonna... = We're not going to see each other again -> This is in the future. We might not see each other again -> in the past. We may not see each other again -> It is now !
    Last edited by hoangthi; 11-Sep-2013 at 03:18.

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    #5

    Re: may or might

    Quote Originally Posted by Momo7 View Post
    When to do we use "might" and "may"?
    Remember to use correct capitalisation and punctuation, and that "When to ...?" is not the correct structure for a question.

    There have been many other threads on this subject. You can find them by searching the forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: may or might

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    We might not see each other again -> in the past.
    Unlikely. It is far more likely to be referring to a lack of seeing each other in the future.
    We may not see each other again -> It is now !
    No. The not-seeing is in the future.

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    #7

    Re: may or might

    hoangthi, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding ofthe English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

    Thank you,

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: may or might

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    gonna... = We're not going to see each other again -> This is in the future. We might not see each other again -> in the past. We may not see each other again -> It is now !
    Incorrect.

    1. "We might not see each other again" refers to the possibility of not seeing each other in the future.
    2. "We may not see each other again" means "We are not allowed to see each other another time [in the future]"
    3. "We are not going to see each other again" is a prediction of a certainty about the future.

    Note that you will hear native speakers use construction number 2 when they should use construction number 1. Many people use "may" and "might" interchangeably and it is almost becoming the norm to accept that, but it is inadvisable to mix them up in an exam situation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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