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  • Might, might not – possibility

    Exercise 3

    Complete each sentence using might, might not and one of the verbs in the box.
    be    get    go    have    like    play    spend    rain    remember    stay    win

    EXAMPLE: The food isn’t very good. You might not like it.

    1 'Where are you going next summer?' 'We don't have any money, so we anywhere.

    2 'Collin isn't at home.' 'He in his office.'

    3 He's trained very hard. I think he the competition.

    4 'Why hasn't Nick called him?' 'He his number.'

    5 If you don't take a map, you lost.

    6 I don't feel like going out. I think I at home.

    7 She what happened because she hit her head very hard.

    8 Look at those clouds. It this afternoon.

    9 If it doesn't rain, I tennis tomorrow.

    10 He said he the money he won on a new car.


  • When do we use might and might not?

    Grammar chart for A2 pre-intermediate lesson illustrating the meanings of the modal verb 'Might, might not' with examples.

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    Might (not)= Maybe it is (not) true

    We use might/might not when we think something is (not) or will (not) be true, but we aren’t sure.

    • ‘Suzan isn’t answering the phone.’ ‘She might be in the garden.’
    • The sky is clearing up. It might not rain this afternoon. 
    • They might win the competition. 

    I might (not)= It is possible that I will (not)

    We say that someone might do something to mean that ‘it is possible that someone will do something‘.

    • I might go for a run this afternoon. (=It’s possible that I will go for a run.)
    • She might come to the conference.

    We say that someone might not do something to mean that ‘it is possible that someone won’t do something‘.

    • I might not come to the party. (=It’s possible that I won’t come to the party.)
    • He might not go to work tomorrow. 

    May, may not

    May= might

    We can use may and may not instead of might and might not.

    • She may be late for class this morning. 
    • They may not like your decision. 

    May I…?

    We don’t often use might or may in questions. However, we can use may I in questions to ask for permission.

    • May I sit here? (=Can I sit here?)
    • May I come in?
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