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Unformatted text preview: rrives, he will _____________ travelling for three days. 10. There you are! I _____________ thinking about you all day. 11. I _____________ cleaning the house when you arrived. 12. He _____________ washing clothes for an hour when I called. 13. Mary likes this place. She _____________ renting this apartment for a year now. 64
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USING MAY AND MIGHT
Two other important modal verbs are may and might. The two are used interchangeably in standard American
English to express probability or possibility:
—You may be wrong.
—You might be wrong.
—The attorney might be late.
—The attorney may be late.
The past form is expressed as follows:
modal (may/might) + have + past participle
—I may/might have left my glasses in the restaurant.
NOTE: Must can also be used to express probability:
—The plane must be leaving now. PROGRESSIVE FORMS OF...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.
- Winter '13