Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions with ‘may’ and ‘might’

We can make questions beginning with ‘May’ and ‘Might’. For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following example.

May I borrow your scooter?
Yes, you may.
Yes, you may borrow my scooter.
No, you mayn’t.
No, you mayn’t borrow my scooter.

Might it rain?
Yes, it might.
Yes, it might rain.
No, it mightn’t.
No, it mightn’t rain.

Exercise: Answer the following questions using the above example.

May I help you?
May I drive your car?
May we help you?
May they come to our house?
May she suggest something to us?
Might he tell you the truth?
Might she come late?
Might they work overnight?
Might India win the match?
Might the train come late?

Exercise: Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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