May\might

He might have died in the accident.


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ilhanner

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It must be certainly second one that we dont know exactly whether he is dead or he is not.This one is true that you can be sure.
 

reginabeograd

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There is only a slight difference between ''might'' and ''may'', which is of no distinctive significance in this case. But in colloquial respect, you might be right.
 

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he could have died. means he had been subjected to death but didn't die.

he might have diead. means maybe, he has died . we don't know whether he is alive or not :-D
 

zeus

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Hi Friends,
This my opinion, actually not opinion my desicion:
may have done-might have done =same meaning

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
 

antoniotravieso

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Hi!
I would like to know through someone opinion if I am wrong about my supposition. May and Might are auxiliar verbs. So, "might" is the past tense of "may". Then, if I say: "He might have died in the accident" I 'm talking about a fact occurring sometime in the past, which indicates I don't get any doubt he is alive. But if I say " He may have died in the accident". I am refering a present doubt that I get about. So, I don't know if he is alive or dead yet.
 

GZeshan

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Might have died -- means we don't know if he is alive or not.
Could have died -- he could die , but survived.
:roll:
 

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Might have -- we don't know.
 

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May is more probable while might is less probable.... Thats my point of view :D
 

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  • Luckliy, his friend, who is a doctor, was with him, or he might have died in the accident.
That is a good use of the phrase "might have", but I think I would say the person might have died because of (or: as a result of) the accident.

:)
Can I say? what difference it is going to make if I will use could instead of might
Luckliy, his friend, who is a doctor, was with him, or he could have died in the accident.
 
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