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Hello, I am Claire from Tianjin. I'd like to ask about the usage of the word might and the meaning of it in the following sentence: "This caused a few gasps, as well it might." Thank you.

Claire, Tianjin

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That's exactly what we are going to do with Claire's question. First we will explain the formal meaning of the word might in her example. Then we'll also take a look at some common usages of might as it is used in everyday English.

Look at these examples:

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The word might can be used in different ways.

I thought I might find you in the canteen.

England might win the World Cup if it adopts the right strategy.

Might I have a word with you for a few minutes, please.

I might have become a millionaire if I'd gone into banking.

It's arguable whether China has the same military might as the United States.

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