“Might” is a modal verb most commonly used to express possibility. Might is also used to very formally or politely ask for permission
These are some examples of questions with might:
|#1||Might we go to the park this afternoon, Father?|
|#2||Might I ask you a few questions?|
|#3||Might I be excused from the table?|
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To form questions using the modal verb “might,” follow this structure:
- Begin with the modal verb “might.”
- Add the subject
- Include the base form of the main verb after the subject.
- End the question with a question mark.
Here’s the structure in action:
|Base Form of Verb||come|
|Question Mark||to the party?|
Remember that “might” is used to express possibility or uncertainty.
Uses of The Modal “Might”
We use the modal verb “might” in English for various reasons to express:
Possibility: We use “might” to indicate that something is possible or could happen, although there is uncertainty. For example:
|#1||It might rain later today.|
|#2||She might be late for the meeting.|
Permission or Polite Requests: “Might” can be used to seek permission or make polite requests. It is a more tentative and formal alternative to “may.” For example:
|#1||Might I borrow your pen, please?|
|#2||Might I ask you a question?|
Speculation or Guessing: “Might” is also used to speculate or make guesses about a situation when we are not certain. For example:
|#1||He might be at the library.|
|#2||They might be at home|
Suggesting or Offering Advice: “Might” can be used to make suggestions or offer advice in a polite manner. For example:
|#1||You might want to consider a different route.|
|#2||You might ask for help|
Conditional Sentences (Unreal Present or Future): In conditional sentences expressing unreal or unlikely present or future situations, “might” can be used in the subordinate clause. For example:
|#1||If I won the lottery, I might buy a new house.|
|#2||If it stops raining, we might go for a walk.|
Closed Questions with Might
These are some examples of closed questions with might
- Might I see your credit card, please?
- Might I recommend the grilled swordfish?
- Might I remind you that this is a library?
- Might I ask how you heard about our company?
- Might this be the key?
- Might I ask your name?
- Might I interrupt you for a moment?
- Might I ask for your address?
- Might I ask you a question?
- Might we ask you a question?
- Might I just interrupt for a moment?
- Might I borrow your pen?
- Might I have a coffee?
- Might I ask who has been invited to the party?
- Might I ask the president a question?
- Might I give you a piece of advice?
- Might we speak to you for a moment?
- Might my father come with us?
- Might your grandfather do this?
- Might she come back?
Open Questions with Might
These are some examples of open questions with might
- What might happen?
- Where might you live in ten years?
- What might you do after class?
- Who might win the race?
- Who might become the next Twitch superstar?
- What might get him angry?
- Who might be hired?
- When might you get a new job?
- What might you do next weekend?
- When might you get married?
- What might you dream about tonight?
- How much money might you spend next week?
- Where might you go for your next holiday?
Conversation with Questions with Might
This is a short conversation that includes questions with might
|Jared||Where are you going next week?|
|Carolina||I am going to Italy|
|Jared||How long are you gonna stay there?|
|Carolina||Like two weeks|
|Jared||How much money might you spend there?|
|Jared||I thought you would spend more|
|Carolina||My dad has a house in Italy|
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