Probabilities / Possibilities

To talk about a conjecture, we have specific words we can use depending on how likely something is to happen.

May: ↑ (high) probability / possibility
Might: ↓ (low) probability / possibiliy

To make this more clear, let's ask Haru for some help.


Affirmative form:

Haru may fall asleep. → There are high (↑) probabilities that Haru falls asleep.
Haru might fall asleep. → There are low (↓) probabilities that Haru falls asleep.

Negative form:

Haru may not fall asleep. → There are high (↑) probabilities that Haru doesn't fall asleep.
Haru might not fall asleep. → There are low (↓) probabilities that Haru doesn't fall asleep.

Remember that may and might are modal verbs, this means that you will always have to use a bare infinitive after them. In the example, the verb 'fall' was used. As you can notice, there is no 'to' particle after the modal verb.

What do you think?
Was this mini-lesson useful for you? 😉


-Miss Gatitos

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