May past tense

3 forms of the verb may English verb may [meɪ].
Relate to: irregular verbs, modal verbs.
3 forms of verb may: Infinitive (may), Past Simple - (might), Past Participle - (might).

Forms of verb may in past tenses

👉 Forms of verb may in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of may.

Three forms of verb may

Base Form Past Simple Past Participle
may [meɪ]

might [maɪt]

might [maɪt]

What is 2nd and 3rd form of may?

🎓 Base Form (Infinitive) may in Past Simple, Future Simple, Present Perfect, Past Perfect, Future Perfect?

  • First form (V1) - may. (Present simple, Future Simple)
  • Second form (V2) - might. (Past simple)
  • Third form (V3) - might. (Present perfect, Past perfect)

What are the past tense and past participle of may?

The past tense of may is: may in past simple is might. and past participle is might.

What is the past tense of may?

The past tense of may is might.
The past participle of may is might.

Verb Tenses

Past simple — may in past simple might. (V2)
Future simple — may in future simple may. (will + V1)
Present Perfect — may in present perfect tense might. (have\has + V3)
Past Perfect — may in past perfect tense might. (had + V3)

may regular or irregular verb?

👉 Is may an irregular verb?? may is irregular verb.

Examples of Verb may in Sentences

  •   Our companies may prefer state support (Present Simple)
  •   The committee might pay greater attention to management effectiveness (Past Simple)
  •   Something he may never tell his parents (Present Simple)
  •   Companies may prefer internationally agreed standards in meeting client expectations (Present Simple)
  •   They may or may not succeed. (Present Simple)
  •   People might understand you, but you didn't use that chance (Past Simple)
  •   She might have met friends, but we don't know for sure (Present Perfect)
  •   I thought you might be hungry (Past Simple)
  •   We thought you might have helped that children (Present Perfect)
  •   I suggested that a cup of mint tea might calm her down (Past Simple)

Along with may, words are popular smoke and wait.

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