四级语法精要:情态动词(一)

may/might表示允许和可能:

1. 允许:询问或说明一件事可不可以做.

May I trouble you with a question?

You may take this seat if you like.

He asked if he might glance through my album.

You might as well speak your mind. (比may…显得婉转一些)

2. 可能:表示一件事或许发生(或是某种情况可能会存在)

You may walk ten miles without seeing a house.

She was afraid they might not like the idea.

A bad thing might be turned to good account.

3. might 表示请求:

Might I ask for a photograph of your baby? (比May I …更客气一些)