Could Be Vs Might Be?

Can and could sentences?

‘can’ and ‘could’They could come by car.

(= Maybe they will come by car.) …

It can be very cold here in winter.

(= It is sometimes very cold here in winter.) …

That can’t be true.

You cannot be serious.It’s ten o’clock.

It could be very cold there in winter.

They know the way here.

She can speak several languages.

I can see you.More items….

When to use may be or might be?

‘may’ and ‘might’Level: beginner.We can use may not to refuse permission or to say that someone does not have permission, but it is formal and emphatic:We use might when we are not sure about something in the present or future:Level: intermediate.We use may have and might have to make guesses about the past:Level: beginner.More items…

Can could may might use?

Can Could May Might MustCan. Can – for ability. I can dance Tango. … Could. Could – past ability. I could run ten kilometres when I was younger. … May. May – for formal permission. May I come in? … Might. Might – for possibility. The electrician might be finished by tomorrow. … Must. Must – to express a formal request or necessity.

Can possibility sentences?

Note: can is not normal used to describe future possibility in the positive form. INCORRECT: It can rain tomorrow….Can / Can’t.1. Can you not come today?Can he read fast?2. Can’t you come today?Can’t he read fast?

What is the difference between can could may might?

6 Answers. Note that could is the past form of can, and might is the past form of may. Past forms of these words are used in subjunctive and conditional constructions. I can go to the cinema is a statement that you are able to go without any external conditions being in the way.

Can could tenses?

The verb can is used to say that someone or something is able to do something. … It doesn’t have all of the tenses that verbs usually have. It has the simple past tense could, but no past participle. When a past participle is needed, the expression be able to is used instead.

Could be might be difference?

Yes, ‘might’ and ‘could’ have the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. Sometimes they can have different connotations. For example, using ‘might’ in the first sentence has a connotation that you may or may not work harder if they pay you more.

When use might and could?

“May,” “might,” and “could” can all be used to say that something is possible, as in “The story may/might/could be true” or “The painting may/might/could be very old.” You can use any of the three in contexts like these.

Could vs might Grammar Girl?

Could you please clarify this for me? Thanks, Elizabeth! The difference between may and might is subtle. They both indicate that something is possible, but something that may happen is more likely than something that might happen.