may and might (present/future& past forms)

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Used to say that something is possible, that maybe it will happen. May and Might PART 1

Be careful carrying all those boxes!:

Be careful carrying all those boxes! You might hurt your back! You may trip and fall. Possibilities

I’m thinking about taking a trip somewhere interesting this summer.:

I’m thinking about taking a trip somewhere interesting this summer. I might go to Greece and see the old Roman ruins. I may visit Machu Picchu in Peru. Possibilities

May and Might are = in meaning:

May and Might are = in meaning They are used to say there is maybe a 50/50 chance of something happening. Consider how may/might compare with other terms: Henry may/might win the race. 50/50 He ’ll probably win the race. 80% He will win the race. / He ’ll definitely win. 100%

Notice the form for this grammar::

Notice the form for this grammar: May Or Might + simple form of verb (not)

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Used to give possible reasons why something happened or didn’t happen in the past . May have . . . and Might have. . . PART 2 Past Form!

Why didn’t John come out to lunch with us yesterday?:

Why didn’t John come out to lunch with us yesterday? I’m not sure. He might have had too much work to do. He may have been busy at work. These are possible explanations for the past !

Why was Tomas late to class on Monday?:

Why was Tomas late to class on Monday? I’m not sure. He might have woken up late. He may have missed the bus. These are possible explanations for the past !

What do you think your husband got you for your anniversary?:

What do you think your husband got you for your anniversary? I don’t know. He might have gotten me some jewelry. He may have bought me a new kitchen appliance. (I hope not!) These are possible explanations for the past !

Notice the form for this grammar::

Notice the form for this grammar: May Or Might + HAVE past participle

For the NEGATIVE::

For the NEGATIVE: May Or Might + NOT HAVE past participle

Pronunciation Tips::

Pronunciation Tips: When you hear native speakers use this grammar, it often sounds like they are saying: “might-uv” or “might-a” AND “may-uv” or “may-a”

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Practice saying these sentences: She might have left already. They might have misunderstood the instructions. Susan might have quit her job. She may have gone home early today. Carlos may have tried to call me when I was at work.

I wonder why Sandra seemed so sad yesterday.:

I wonder why Sandra seemed so sad yesterday. I’m not sure. She might have gotten some bad news. She might have been feeling sick. She may have broken up with her boyfriend.

I wonder why the teacher wasn’t in class on Friday.:

I wonder why the teacher wasn’t in class on Friday. He may have been sick. He might have gone rock climbing. He might have decided to take a relaxing day off.

Now it’s YOUR turn!:

Now it’s YOUR turn! What do you think? What are some possible reasons why these things happened? Write them on a piece of paper and show your writing to your teacher.

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I wonder why Silvia didn’t come to school today? I wonder why Lisa and her husband decided to move to Temecula. 3. I wonder what my mother got me for my birthday.

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THE END!

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