English Grammar Pattern 77
(1) Basic Sentence + (2) "Might have been"
(1) I'm still waiting for the bus – (2) it might have had an accident.
English Grammar Pattern 77 is used to express a possible reason or the cause of some situation. In this pattern, be sure to use a past participle after "might have".
Pronunciation Practice - Repeat each sentence out loud!
1. My neighbor didn't come today - he might have been too busy.
2. My telephone stopped working – the battery might have died.
3. If your stomach is hurting, it might have been because of the spicy food you had for lunch.
4. I wonder why your friend is not here - she might have had other things to do.
5. They didn't want to come to the museum with us - they might have been there before.
Conversation Practice - Ask these questions to your friends! copyright BoveyEdu.Cn
1. you came home to find your TV gone, what might have happened to it?
2. What if you suddenly saw a spaceship – where might it have come from?
3. If somebody had a car accident, what might have caused it?
4. What if your boss suddenly left the company this morning – what might have been the reason?
5. What might you have said if your boss had told you last week that you were the new company president?