What is the difference in meaning between Could / May / Might?
- That could / may / might be one reason.
- He might / may / could come.
- They may / could / might help us.
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JesusenglandWhat is the difference in meaning between Could / May / Might?In these examples, there is no real difference, but check out the many other posts on the subject as Marius and Kooyeen have advised. Then you may have further questions. When in doubt, I would use might. That's just a personal opinion.
might- thing has gone and talking about in the present...
could- time has gone and now thinking that it could happen...
example:- i said " it could happen"...
Used to express possibility or probability or permission in the past
Used to express a higher degree of deference or politeness than may, ought, or should
May - Used to indicate a possibility or probability in the present
Used to give permission
Could - Used to indicate possibility/certainty in the past.
used as an auxiliary to make the past tense of can
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