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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Last Class CAN Ability / Possibility Inability / Impossibility Asking for Permission Request
Could Asking for permission. Request Suggestion Future possibility Ability in the past
Would Asking for permission Request Request Making arrangements Invitation Preferences
Exercise Fill in the gaps with COULD, CAN, WOULD. I _____finish tomorrow. (not sure) He _____ go if he wants. (certainty) We ______ be very tired after playing soccer. (probability)
Exercise _____ you play chess with me? (Formal Request) _____ you call me? (formal request) ___ she go out tonight? (informal request)
MAY and MIGHT
Difference MAY > MIGHT Time tenses
May Possibility Request Permission Give Permission
May Possibility It may rain
May I may be able tomorrow. She may want to go with you. The teacher may be giving juice. She may hate you after having cheated on her. He may be drunk after that party. It may be pretty difficult to say that you are a thief.
May Not My mom may not be so happy after knowing she’s gonna be a granny. I may not work tomorrow. They may not know that. It may not be a good idea. He may not play in the street.
May – Request Permission May I leave early? May I smoke here? May I ask a question please? May we go home now? May I use your telephone? May we suggest something?
May – Giving Permission You may go home now, if you like. Students may travel free.
Might Possibility Suggestion Request
Might - Possibility She might be on the bus. I think her car is having problems. She might not be on the bus. She might be walking home. She might have taken the bus. I'm not sure how she got to work. She might not have taken the bus. She might have walked home.
Might - Suggestion You might try the cheesecake. You might not want to eat the cheese cake. It's very calorific.
Might – Request (super mega formal) Might I have something to drink? Might I borrow the stapler?
Rewrite these sentences using May or Might. I am talking to my boss and I am very thirsty. I really need a glass of water. I am not sure if Susy got the message. I think that your ex will get over you soon. I think I’m wrong.
I don’t think you should tell her about your disease. I do want to go early, but my teacher is very strict. I think that your friend is cheating on her girlfriend.
When you think or guess that something might have happened. Subject + May/Might + have + Past participle verb + predicate Examples You might have chosen another lesson. He might have told all the truth. She may have had an accident.