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Unit 30. May and might (2)
(использование оборотов may и might 2)

We use may and might to talk about possible actions or happenings in the future: The negative forms are may not and might not (mightn't): Usually it doesn't matter whether you use may or might. So you can say: But we use only might (not may) when the situation is not real: There is also a continuous form: may/might be -ing. Compare this with will be -ing: For will be -ing see Unit 24. Will be doing and will have done
(использование will be doing и will have done).
We also use may/might be -ing for possible plans. Compare: But you can also say 'I may go (or I might go) to Ireland…' with little difference of meaning.
Might as well / may as well
Study this example:
Helen and Clare have just missed the bus. The buses run every hour.
  • What shall we do? Shall we walk?
  • We might as well. It's a nice day and I don't want to wait here for an hour.
'(We) might as well do something' = (We) should do something because there is nothing better to do and there is no reason not to do it.
You can also say 'may as well'.
Unit 30. May and might (2)
See Unit 29. May and might (1)
(использование оборотов may и might 1).
See Unit 36. May I … ?
(использование оборотов Can/ Could/ Would you …?).
See Unit 37. If I do … and If I did …
(использование оборотов If I do … и If I did …).
See Unit 39. If I had known … I wish I had known …
(использование оборотов If I had known … и I wish I had known …).
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