英语语法:May和Might的可能性大小比较

Grammar Time

May 和 Might 都有“可能”的意思,但是:

1、May 通常表示“可能会发生”;而 Might 表示“可能不会发生”或“不太可能发生”。

例一:

  • “May I have this next dance?” he asked, his voice trembling. (询问是否可以、可能。)
  • “I’m not sure I should try,” she answered. ”I’m afraid I might fall in these four-inch heels.”(might 是概率较小、“不太可能发生”。)
  • “Well, you may,” he mused. ”But I’ll be here to catch you if you do.”这个可以有。“你可以摔,但是我不会让你倒 — 我会接住你” :=) )
  • “You might not get to me in time,” she suggested. ”We might cause a scene.”(“你可能接不住我”。那样的话就会成为笑话了。)
  • “What’s the risk?” he chuckled. ”It’s so crowded in here, we may not even make it to the floor.”
例二:
  • Sally may go to prom with Tommy. (Sally 可能会去。)
  • Sally might go to prom with Tommy. (可能性没那么大。)
例三:
  • May I go to the prom with Tommy? (希望获得许可去。)
  • Might I go to the prom with Tommy? (态度没那么强。)
2、Might 是 may 的过去式,因此需要使用过去时态的时候,一定是 might。

Grace Lavigne

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One Response to “英语语法:May和Might的可能性大小比较”

  1. 老赵

    五 27. 2012

    看,rp就是好,沙发又是我的,学习了。英语差,呵呵。

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