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    Please help

    Hello Teachers,

    Could please explain what is the difference between these two sentences?

    1)"She was not in the class last week"
    "She may have gone to meet her parents in Delhi"

    2)"She was not in the class last week"
    "She might have gone to meet her parents in Delhi"

    I have a little confusion with "might/may+have+P.P."Please help me.

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    Re: Please help

    There is not much difference. The use of "might" suggests you are less certain of your suggestion than the use of "may."

    She must have gone... says you that you are certain that she is what she did.

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Hello Teachers,

    Could please explain what is the difference between these two sentences?

    1)"She was not in the class last week"
    "She may have gone to meet her parents in Delhi"

    2)"She was not in the class last week"
    "She might have gone to meet her parents in Delhi"

    I have a little confusion with "might/may+have+P.P."Please help me.
    Hi, hsb!
    I think...basically, they both have the same meaning.
    A slight difference might be that..."might have+P.P" suggests a smaller chance of something happening than "may have+P.P."

    Please wait for the advice from native speakers.

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    #4

    Re: Please help

    What have I done...!
    Barb_D has already answered...

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