Structure (Expressing Possibility)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning how to Express Possibility Using “May”, “might”, “can” and “could”. We hope you enjoy the class!


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STRUCTURE: Expressing Possibility using “may”, “might”, “can” and “could”


As we have learnt in previous lessons, “may”, “might”, “can” and “could” are modal auxiliaries. They can be used to express possibility.

Study the examples below:

  1. Tunde may arrive from Jos today.
  2. We might have a heavy rain this afternoon.
  3. Shade may be here today.
  4. He couldn’t have left like that.
  5. They might have gone by then.
  6. Their team may win the match.
  7. She couldn’t have done that deliberately.
  8. The man might have shot the wife ignorantly.


Evaluation: Make 10 sentences with “may”, “might”, “can” and “could” to express possibility i.e. likelihood that something will happen.


Reference: 40 lessons by J.O Asudo; Countdown English by Ogunsanwo; English Grammar for JSS by P.O. Olatunbosun.

Reading Assignment: Read “The Ordinary Use and The Special use of Auxiliary verbs on page 47 – 49 of English Grammar by P.O. Olatunbosun




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