May y Might

El verbo May

El verbo modal May significa “poder” y se usa para:

  • Expresar posibilidad (que es posible realizar).
    Does it seem possible that she may like me?
    – It may rain tomorrow
    – John may be at home
  • Dar permiso
    Ejemplo: You may go now.
  • Pedir permiso
    Ejemplo: May I borrow your car?

aforismos con May

A continuación algunos aforismos con May

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
Jimmy Buffett

Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.
Helen Keller

El verbo Might

Might es el condicional de may (puede, podría). Se usa para:

  • Expresar posibilidad en el pasado, presente y futuro:
    She might be on the bus. I think her car is having problems.
    She might have taken the bus. I’m not sure how she got to work.
    She might take the bus to get home. I don’t think Bill will be able to give her a ride.
  • might se usa como condicional de may:
    If I played, I might actually win.
    If I had entered the contest, I might actually have won.
    If I entered the contest tomorrow, I might actually win. Unfortunately, I can’t enter it.

aforismos con Might

Aquí algunos aforismos con might

Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.
Barbara Bush

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell

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