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hey english experts i've got a doubt... what's the difference between the words "may/can/might" ? Thanks
2011-12-06 19:37
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it's specific english grammar thing. it's hard to explain it. Try some brazil websites about english grammar.
2011-12-06 19:41
may used for future I think..and might for past
2011-12-08 19:13
your homework is done .
2011-12-06 19:42
only brazilian or portuguese guys will help you
2011-12-06 19:44
I clearly don't understand why #1 has been deleted.
2011-12-06 19:47
Non related nonsense, that is why it was deleted.
2011-12-06 19:56
Oh, u again. I knew it :) Non-sense according to u, but not the dictionary, Boss. *Anyway, why did this post also get deleted? My argument is valid here.
2011-12-06 20:08
It is not the dictionary that matters but the context. And in this context, yes, nonsense.
2011-12-06 20:15
what did he write
2011-12-06 20:18
Nonsense?
2011-12-06 20:19
no rly i wanna know
2011-12-06 20:25
Then ask the m33p user.
2011-12-06 20:55
Well, u could have included him in the same group as the other ineffective helping comments like #2, #3, and #4 since he's already been trying to help, and it's even proven by the dictionary? Rather than being heartless, ungrateful, and non-ethical by not appreciating a help PLUS deleting it and saying it's non-sense.
2011-12-06 22:21
Do I look as if I have to take this user by the hand instead of himself/herself facing the replies to his/her message? And still the user would have at his/her disposal the 'Report' button if he/she chooses not to reply to these users. I am not sure if you are serious by stating that posting nonsense is 'trying to help' and 'it's proven by the dictionary'. If you are, well, you should review your criteria. But in the end it seems to me that all that matters to you is just to call me heartless, ungrateful and non-ethical, isn't it? Please...
2011-12-06 22:30
So, u were saying u did that cuz the user hit the 'Report' button? Wow.. U r blaming sum1 now. Talking about ur criteria and definition of help, I'm imagining u passing out on the street, and when sum1 offers u water, u throw it away and whine that u need orange juice. Yes, that's very heartful, grateful, and ethical side of u, Your Highness.
2011-12-06 23:15
Are you sure I did say that? I invite you to read my message again. Note, I am not blaming you for not having done so just pointing out that you should. Just in case you end up freaking out because of that too. Reading your example I wonder if you actually know what #1 wrote. If you do and still insist in defending that nonsense I am sorry to say that you are just making a fool of yourself. If you do not, taking into account the example you used it is plausible, you are making it even more. As for the last line of your message, well, I hope you reply with more mature arguments as, unfortunately, my babysitting agenda is already busy.
2011-12-06 23:40
It's just u shouldn't have deleted it. It's too much.
2011-12-08 18:49
Well, as said nonsense is deleted even if you do not agree or consider it 'too much' whatever that actually means to you.
2011-12-08 19:42
I'd be more than glad to have the honour on seeing your picture, Sir.
2011-12-08 19:34
I do not give honours you know.
2011-12-08 19:43
+1
2011-12-06 20:11
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United States velocityy
may means that u have some doubt that u will be able to do it can means that u will get it done might means its about 50/50 chance of u getting it done. best way i could explain that.
2011-12-06 19:49
+5. Correct
2011-12-06 20:57
i think might has a lower chance, hasn't it?
2011-12-06 21:17
50/50 lol
2011-12-06 22:56
can = able to do it, does not mean that you will do it :) ofc in the context sometimes you may understand it as, "I'll do it" but still the general meaning would be the above one
2011-12-06 23:47
grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/may-might... Check out the link of the other modal verb too ( can, for can vs may).
2011-12-06 19:53
to simplify, with those words you express the degree of possibility of a certain event. from most possible to least possible: can - may - might. Something can/may/might happen. but theres much more to know about it, and this is really just an oversimplification so you get the basic idea. Check some english grammar for more
2011-12-06 19:54
it's about probabilities as guy above me wrote it's same case with going to / will
2011-12-06 20:12
it's not the same case, may/can/might are modals, while going to/ will depend on your intention, ie the message in the sentence.
2011-12-06 23:49
May, Can, and Might are similar, but not there is not two words that means exactly the same. Like in all countries, there are polite ways of saying things. For example "May I..." is formal and polite when speaking to someone older and a stranger. "Can I..." is more informal and is used when speaking to friends or people you know. "Might" just means maybe yes or no. It's different from the other two in terms of meaning. Also, you can't say "Might I..." because that's grammatically incorrect. And "May and Can", "May" is a higher degree of certainty and Might is 50/50
2011-12-06 22:55
got to love you! now if you have any doubt in portuguese you can tell it to me :D
2011-12-06 23:30
Is there a big difference in portuguese and spanish? You can understand spanish yes? and likewise they can understand portuguese?
2011-12-07 00:44
A little bit, but who knows portuguese can understand spanish and vice-versa.
2011-12-07 00:49
If you know portuguese you surely can understand spanish
2011-12-07 00:50
Portuguese understand Spanish very well, but the Spanish says that they can't understand Portuguese fine...
2011-12-08 20:01
At university when taking portuguese lessons I always thought my prof sounded like a drunk spanish (I learned spanish before) :)
2011-12-08 23:12
Portuguese talking is not understandable at all for us, raeding is pretty understandable though.
2011-12-08 23:42
Even though I knew the differents between them but I liked the way you thought this Brasilian dude how to properly understand the exact meanings of them. Nice job.
2011-12-06 23:53
TY :DDDD
2011-12-08 19:05
a great example of the difference (UK, wouldnt know about US english): Q:can I use your phone? A:you can but you may not. xD
2011-12-08 19:57
erm, the differences between UK English and US English is minor in the spelling of words and we do know the difference.
2011-12-08 21:34
erm i just thought it was a funny example "erm erm". i know you know the difference, youre australian ffs
2011-12-08 22:16
What are u talking about? you said the UK wouldnt know about US english??? of course they would.
2011-12-08 23:03
i left out the "I", I'm lazy sry. It is me who wouldn't know about the US English.
2011-12-08 23:08
Your confusing me. lol. but anyway, all English speaking countries would understand that exactly the same regardless. but i think your saying you dont understand that? idk lol lets just leave it there.
2011-12-08 23:12
one american somewhere above said that can and may are synonyms, therefore I thought there's a difference between UK and US English , since I am certain that in UK English the words don't mean exactly the same things. I'm very tired don't be mad xD
2011-12-08 23:18
The words mean the same things just some are spelt different is all, for example US - color - UK - colour, or US mom UK Mum 99% are spelt exactly the same though.
2011-12-08 23:39
synonyms surely?
2011-12-06 23:31
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