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    #1

    could be/might be

    Is this right sentences?

    "what do you think guys? I cooked non oil pan this time."
    " (1) it might be good this way."
    ''(2) it could be good this way. ''
    thank you in advance!


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    Re: could be/might be

    Quote Originally Posted by white82 View Post
    Is this right sentences?

    "what do you think guys? I cooked it with a non oil pan this time."
    " (1) it might be good this way."
    ''(2) it could be good this way. ''
    thank you in advance!
    Both are fine, White. 'might' says there's a miniscule to a small chance that it will be good done this way. 'could' says that's it's possible that it will be good done this way.

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    #3

    Re: could be/might be

    Quote Originally Posted by white82 View Post
    Is this right sentences?

    "what do you think guys? I cooked non oil pan this time."
    " (1) it might be good this way." 30% sure
    ''(2) it could be good this way. '' 75% sure
    thank you in advance!
    It must be good this way 90%
    It could be good this way 75%
    It may be good this way 50%
    It might be good this way 30%

    There're other ones again...



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    Re: could be/might be

    Are these sentences right?

    "What do you think guys? I cooked with a non-oil pan this time."

    "What do you think guys? I cooked with a non-stick pan this time."


    "...a non-stick pan this time. It might be good this way."
    Forget probabilities and the tyranny of numbers. This suggests (1) that you have not had much success with your cooking and (2) that you want these guys to approach this meal more positively, that there is the hope that it will taste better by cooking in a non-stick pan."


    "...a non-stick pan this time. It could be good this way."
    The same, except whatever the guys think from his past attempts at cooking, the cook himself is not too sure - here he is saying, it's 50/50 - there's a chance that it might taste good cooked this way.

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