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    might as well

    Hello there
    Would someone please give me the meaning, and difference between the following sentences:

    -you might just as well go home.
    -you might just as well have gone home.

    Does the second sentence refer to past

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    Udara

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    #2

    Re: might as well

    Yes; the first refers to present or future time and the second to the pst.

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    Re: might as well

    You might just as well go home. -- a suggestion about what a person should do
    You might just as well have gone home -- An opinion about what a person should have done.

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    Re: might as well

    Hello there
    Many thanks for your replies. Also, may I know the negative form of this structure

    Is it;

    -you might just as well have not gone home.

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    Udara

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    #5

    Re: might as well

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Hello there
    Many thanks for your replies. Also, may I know the negative form of this structure

    Is it;

    -you might just as well have not gone home.

    Warm regards
    Udara
    I guess that would work, but it does seem rather awkward.

    ~R


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    #6

    Re: might as well

    Hello there

    Then, do you not use the negative form of this structure in your speech, if you have to

    Warm Regards
    Udara

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    #7

    Re: might as well

    I would say:
    You might just as well have stayed where you were.
    ~R

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