Hello everybody !
In this new course we will study the two forms of the verb ‘May’ (May & Might) and their usage.
– May is used to ask for a permission in a polite way, for example:
- May I borrow your bicycle?
- May we go out?
and May can be used in the answer for these questions. example: You may not borrow it!
– May is also used when we talk about something that can happen, examples:
- it may rain this evening
- You may come with us.
- May be you are fine.
Note that: May be = perhaps.
– As for Might, it’s slitely different from May when we are talking about somthing that can happen:
- it might rain this evening
- You might come with us
– Might is also used as the past of May:
- He asked me if he might borrow the bicycle.
- I have just woke up, my parent might have arrived.
– May have and Might have are used to talk about an event that happened in the past or have just happened right now. (last example)