May and Might
The modals May and Might are used when expressing what might occur in the future. Both can be used to express actions in the future or the present.
I might have some flour in the pantry.
They may leave tomorrow.
May and Might function as modals such as can, will and should. Therefore, the same rules apply.
1) No need to add ‘s’ to the third person singular.
Correct: He may attend.
Incorrect: He mays attend.
Correct: She might cry.
Incorrect: She mights cry.
2) The negative form is: may / might + not.
He may not attend the meeting.
She might not buy the book.
3) The question form is: may / might + subject. However, using might in forming questions is not very common.
Might she be hungry?
4) To make requests, May can be used with ‘I’ or ‘we’. However, it is more common to use can and could.
May I have some water?
May we eat the sandwiches?
5) May and Might are always followed by the infinitive form of the verbs.
Correct: I might sing.
Incorrect: I might to sing.
Correct: She might stay.
Incorrect: She might staying.
Will + Probability Adverbs
You can combine will and won’t and some adverbs to express the probability of a future event happening.
I’ll possibly cook something for dinner.
I’ll probably cook something for dinner.
I’ll definitely cook something for dinner
I’ll certainly cook something for dinner.
Remember that Will / ‘ll comes before the adverb and won’t comes after.
I’ll probably watch a movie later.
I probably won’t watch a movie later.