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    ademoglu is offline Senior Member
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    it may be time we went

    Hi,

    ''I don't know but it may/could/might be time (that) we went.''

    Is it grammatically OK in a right context?

    Thanks.

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    Re: it may be time we went

    I wouldn't use any of them.

    I don't know but it's probably time we went.

    If I absolutely had to, I'd use "might".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: it may be time we went

    This is more natural: ​I'm not sure, but it may be time for us to go.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: it may be time we went

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I absolutely had to, I'd use "might".
    If it is OK to use 'might' but why not 'could'?

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    Re: it may be time we went

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    If it is OK to use 'might' but why not 'could'?
    Could works there in American English. It may be a little more casual than the other options.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: it may be time we went

    I think you're right about the right context, but they would require some context. I could use may if I were in a situation where I felt uncomfortable and wanted to suggest to the people that I was with that we should leave.

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