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Friday, 9 March 2007

Ask About English!!! Q18: 'might/might have'


First of all thanks to start this service.


I have a question about using the phase "might" or "might have"

Can we use might or might have to indicate that something will happen or will have happened in the future.

Please clearify it.
I will be very thankful to you.

Sukhjinder Singh


Dear Sukhjinder,

In short, the answer is yes.

Might can be used to express probability in the future.

Tomorrow it will rain or
Tomorrow it might rain

Might have can also be used to say that something might have been completed by a certain time in the future. (similar to the future perfect tense: will have + pp)

I will have finished the report by Monday
I might have finished the report by Monday

Hope this answers you question

Thanks

Matt

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