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    Re: May\might 2

    This means we don't know whether he is alive or dead.

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    Re: May\might 2

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    Mmmm , I disagree with you

    I am with the First option, I hope so

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    Re: May\might 2

    The second option is correct

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    He may have died in the accident. - Means status is unknown . Let me try to make it a little more simple.

    Kid : " Dad can i have a dollar coin ?"
    Dad : "I may be able to give you a dollar coin .Let me check my wallet" .
    *checks*
    Dad : " Aww sorry son , im out of coins "

    This shows one is not 100% certain about the situation .

    If you wanted the sentence to show that the driver survived , the better word to replace " may " with is could .

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    Re: May\might 2

    may is the same as might but 'might' has less possibility
    it might rain.
    it may rain.

    If might has 50% possiblility, may has 60% or more

    It depends on the situation

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    Re: May\might 2

    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 2

    got it right!!!

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    Re: May\might 2

    Context. Context. Context.

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    Re: May\might 2

    I still misunderstand. How can give us prpoer answer

    and thanks

  10. #20

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    @Tdol, as I can't seem to PM you on this board, I'll just leave this here ;)

    I am fairly sure that using a backslash instead of a slash to mean "or" is an error, but of course I'm not 100% sure.
    See 1. Backslash, forward slash…what’s the difference? Calmer Than You Are
    And 2. Slash (punctuation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (note that there is no such entry on the page for backslash.)

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